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High Court Rejects Muslim Flight Attendant’s Discrimination Case

Jan. 11, 2021, 2:36 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider whether an ExpressJet flight attendant’s dispute over her refusal to serve alcohol because of her Muslim faith should be sent to arbitration.

This leaves in place a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which dispatched former flight attendant Charee Stanley’s case to arbitration. The court found that she was covered by a collective bargaining agreement that required arbitration of employment claims.

Stanley sued regional carrier ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for religious bias under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, after it revoked an accommodation that would have...

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