Costco Employee Refuses To Do What Bosses Tell Him To Because It Violates His Religious Beliefs

Costco Employee Refuses To Do What Bosses Tell Him To Because It Violates His Religious Beliefs

Costco is being sued by a former employee for religious discrimination.

Jean Camara told ABC 7 that when he refused to work with pork, he was told to work outside gathering carts.

“Just because you have a different belief, that doesn’t give anybody the right to treat you different,” said Camara.

Costco Employee Refuses To Do What Bosses Tell Him To Because It Violates His Religious Beliefs

Camara, a devout Muslim, worked at the Costco in Sunset Park Brooklyn, New York, in September of 2012 as a cashier’s assistant.

When pork came across the conveyor belt, Camara refused to handle the product because his religious beliefs forbid him from touching pork or alcohol.

Camara told his managers about the restriction and their alleged response was to switch him to cart duty outside. He claims they never told him why he was being reassigned, and when he asked numerous times to be placed in another department, his requests were denied.

This led Camara to file a human rights complaint against the company.

Camara was fired for insubordinate conduct 16 days later.

“We all share different beliefs so we all should be treated equally no matter what belief we have,” Camara said.

Sources: ABC 7, WCVB / Photo Source: WCVB


3 thoughts on “Costco Employee Refuses To Do What Bosses Tell Him To Because It Violates His Religious Beliefs

  1. You got a job at a store…. Expect that to come across the check stand.. You dont want to touch it. Well they reasigned you.. Get over it or get out.. Oops.. Looks like they made you get out !! Its a friggn grocery store idiot what do u expect

  2. This is a condition of employment, do not seek this area of employment if you cannot perform the duties! Many workers out of work would love to touch pork!
    Go work for a Halal market!

  3. He said he does not want to be treated “differently” isnt he requesting to be treated differently? Sounds like he just wants to sue Costco for the money he thinks he will get……

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