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Suspended for ‘refusing to serve liquor’, US Muslim air-hostess sues airline

Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for the airline headquartered in Atlanta has sued ExpressJet for wrongly suspending her.

world Updated: Aug 10, 2016 06:55 IST
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Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for the airline headquartered in Atlanta has sued ExpressJet for wrongly suspending her.
Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for the airline headquartered in Atlanta has sued ExpressJet for wrongly suspending her.(Facebook/ Dane B McFadhen)

A Muslim flight attendant has sued ExpressJet, accusing the airline of wrongly suspending her because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter announced on Tuesday it filed the lawsuit last week on behalf of Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for the airline headquartered in Atlanta.

The federal court case follows a discrimination complaint filed last year with the equal employment opportunity commission, which dismissed it without determining whether the airline violated the law.

Stanley alleges ExpressJet didn’t provide a reasonable religious accommodation and seeks back pay and other damages. She was placed on unpaid leave last summer.

ExpressJet said in a statement that it values diversity but cannot comment on specific personnel matters or ongoing litigation.