Jean Camara is suing Costco after being fired from his job when he refused to do any work, which is what any normal business would do with an employee who refused his boss’ orders. However, Camera is claiming that Costco discriminated against him, and that he couldn’t do the tasks his boss wanted because it was against his religious beliefs.
Camera was hired at a Costco in Brooklyn, New York, as a cashier’s assistant. However, he refused to ring up many of the customers things! According to Camera, his beliefs prevent him from even touching pork and alcohol, so he refused to ring up the clients items.
Costco even tried to reason with him. Once Camera brought the complaint to his supervisors, they did him a favor and switched him to cart duty. However, something still wasn’t working out there, because Camera was let go 16 days later for insubordination (details on that are not yet known).
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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.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.