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Muslim Flight Attendant Asks SCOTUS to Revive Religious Case (1)

Oct. 13, 2020, 5:01 PMUpdated: Oct. 13, 2020, 9:21 PM

A former ExpressJet flight attendant, who declined to serve alcohol because of her Muslim faith and allegedly was fired after requesting a religious accommodation, wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that sent her discrimination suit to arbitration.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dispatched Charlee Stanley’s dispute to arbitration in April, citing a collective bargaining agreement they said was controlling.

She claims the regional carrier revoked an accommodation that would have excused her from handling alcohol and permitted her to work with other flight attendants when requests for alcoholic beverages were made.

Stanley’s attorneys ...