Trump-Owned Corporation Sued For Firing Housekeeper Who Refused To Work Sundays
The operator of Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas is being sued by a former housekeeper who argues that “the business engaged in religious discrimination by firing her because she refused to work on Sundays,” reported the Christian Post.
- The housekeeper, Sonia Perez, “worked for the hotel from 2010 until 2015 without a problem since her schedule allowed her to take Sundays off to attend her non-denominational church.”
- However, after employees unionized in 2018, “her shift was changed so that she had to work Sundays.”
- At first, Perez used “attendance points” to make up for her Sunday absences, but after she ran out of these, she was fired for subsequent Sunday absences.
- The lawsuit, Torres v. Trump Ruffin Commercial LLC, was filed last Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
- A response from the Trump Organization is pending, The Christian Post reported.
Although President Donald Trump “has championed himself as a staunch proponent of religious liberty,” he has drawn criticism that his focus has been selective.
- For example, he has demonstrated support for Christianity by “[releasing] an official message on June 1 in commemoration of the second annual Global Coptic Day observance, which is aimed at spreading awareness of the persecution faced by Coptic Christians in Egypt.”
- On the other hand, he has not promoted much support for Islam, as he has promoted “administration efforts, like the attempted curbing of refugees from some Muslim-majority nations and the decrease in the total number of refugees being resettled to the U.S.”
- A recent report by the Pew Research Center found that 43 percent of American respondents “believed that the administration had helped evangelicals,” while 48 percent of respondents “believed that Trump has hurt Muslims more than others.”