Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again? - page 8

by SunshineSmile

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I was discriminated against when I applied for a job. In other words, a job offer at a hospital was rescinded due to their discrimination against me. I sued them and won. Now my name is all over Google if you search it. A few... Read More


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    change your last name or put a different last name on your resume? I can't believe that people are proactive enough to google you at every job anyway but legally changing your name might help if the situation fits.
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    Oh my. Good luck with those assumptions should you ever get hired in a hospital again. Wow.


    Quote from SunshineSmile
    There are enough Jews that would want Saturdays off and enough Christians that want Sundays off. I think it's a fair trade if the Jews offer to work on Sundays for the Christians and the Christians work Saturdays for the Jews. The religious Christians should be happy that there is someone who is willing to work for their Sundays so they could go to church, which is basically what I offered.
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    Perhaps you should try to find a job where the patient population is of your religion and the facility observes the Sabbath. Staff who do not observe Sabbath work those hours and those that do observe are placed on other shifts to accomodate that. Then you wouldn't have to go around sueing every place of employment because you feel entitled to be accomodated!
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    This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. The fact that you WON your first lawsuit on the basis of "discrimination" is a sad commentary on our judicial system. The entire world does not have to "accommodate" my or your religious practices. Being asked to work Saturdays is NOT "oppressive". When the Puritans fled "religious persecution" it was so they could practice their religion without being harassed. Asking you to fulfill the requirements of EMPLOYMENT that are expected of all other employees in that position is not persecution, oppression, or discrimination. If you are so set on observing the Sabbath, you need to be self-employed. Then you can do as you please. But as long as you are receiving pay for work, YOU are the one who needs to conform to the requirements of the position - the employer does NOT have to make exceptions for YOU. You seem to be an unreasonable, selfish, litigious person and that is not the type of person I want caring for my patients.
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    Let me get this right. The OP knowingly applied for a position in a facility that requires 24/7 staffing, and then sues them because she cannot/will not meet the work requirements of the facility?

    I'm just...slack jawed over this.

    Arrogance.

    The "well I'd work if I were in Israel, but this is America!" justification the OP offered up is a choice example of the entitlement syndrome in our country.

    If I know I can not meet an employer's work requirements, why would I apply, and then sue when turned down? Unbelievable.
    DizzyLizzyNurse, jvman, anotherone, and 8 others like this.
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    I had a DON tell me, point blank, that I was being turned down for a promotion due to my health. I didn't sue, I didn't even go to the EEOC. I didn't want to poop where I eat, and around here there are few nursing opportunities that are not in some way related to this employer. I'm an observant Christian, and I hate working on Christmas and Easter. Especially Easter, since this is not a celebration I can reschedule to fit my needs. I put my time in working the holidays for years, and missing church every other week. I finally found a job that will allow me to attend to my religious duties, NOT because I think I deserve it over others, but because our office is closed these days. If I ever need to go back to my old employer, it's possible because I didn't sue or file complaint (even though I had every right to do so) and I still got what I want. Win-win for everyone.
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    I think it's really digesting that you won a lawsuit over refusing to work. So much for helping the sick I guess. I have to wonder if the earlier poster is right and this is a troll thread. You can't really think that not being able to make your own special choice schedule is discrimination can you? You could have and should have chosen a different career if that was so much a problem for you. If I were a hiring manager and knew this I wouldn't hire you for any position every anywhere because of your dishonesty.
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    A $40,000 payout for never having worked a day in the facility? Yep, that's leave a bad taste in a potential HR managers mouth....
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    Quote from monkeybug
    Not to be nitpicky, but I don't think the OP ever said they were Jewish. Jews, Muslims, and some Christians celebrate the Sabbath on Saturday.
    As a Muslim I can say that we do not observe the Sabbath. Our day of religious worship is Friday, and we are allowed to work. I appreciate your point though.
    Last edit by Nurserton on Nov 8, '12 : Reason: forgot the quote
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    Quote from SunshineSmile
    It's what they call in legal jargon as "reasonable acommodation."
    No, it is not "reasonable accommodation". Reasonable accommodation is a part of the ADA that applies to people with disabilities and allows for changes in the work environment to meet their needs. It has nothing to do with religion.
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