Not working on Sundays for religious reasons can get more than $ 21 million
A three-year trial, by a devout Christian, Marie Jean Pierre against the Hilton Hotel, led to the awarding of a colossal amount of compensation for dismissal, namely $ 21, 536, 000.
It is reported that Pierre worked as a dishwasher in 2016 and informed the employer in advance about her religion and that she honors God's canons, respectively, she refused to work on Sundays.
“I love God,” she told NBC 6 Miami. “No work on Sunday, because Sunday I honor God.”
But the hotel management was unhappy that the employee has a personal life and the right to choose. Therefore, after 6 weeks of regular refusals to work out her shift on Sunday, Marie Jean Pierre was fired.
Immediately after the incident, she turned to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for religious discrimination. According to the plaintiff, the employer avenged her for her religious beliefs and groundlessly fired.
To date, the decision of the jury has become known. The court decided to satisfy the lawsuit Marie Jean Pierre and award her compensation in the amount of 36 thousand dollars for the loss of a job, half a million dollars for moral damage and a fine of 21 million dollars.