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Old 05-06-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Too bad that Missouri caps the amount that she'll be able to collect from AT&T. She deserves every bit of that $5 million.

"A Muslim woman won a $5million discrimination lawsuit against AT&T for what she called was repeated harassment of her religious beliefs.
Susann Bashir, who used to work at the company's office in Kansas City, Missouri said the abuse at her job began after she converted to Islam in 2005,
and that it boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair. . . .'I was shocked. I thought, "What is going on?''' she told the newspaper.
'Nobody ever cared what I wore before. Nobody ever cared what religion I was before.'"

Read more: Muslim woman wins $5million in discrimination lawsuit against AT&T for 'harassment from her co-workers because of her religion' | Mail Online

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Old 05-06-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: California
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I'd love to hear her "conversion story".
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Good for her.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I'd love to hear her "conversion story".
Yeah, I'd be interested to know too. Guess the co-workers didn't taken to kindly to it, whatever the reason. I wonder if the same people who left bible verses on her desk were the same ones that called her a "towel-head"?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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That sounds like a ridiculous amount of money.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:16 PM
 
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In Liberal Utopia, everyone would get $5 million dollars for hurt feelings. Didn't you know that "hurt feelings" are a hot commodity in their world?
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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In Liberal Utopia, everyone would get $5 million dollars for hurt feelings. Didn't you know that "hurt feelings" are a hot commodity in their world?
If I had a boss and he reached to grab something off my body, he'd be lucky to walk away with his testicles still attached.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:24 PM
 
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In Liberal Utopia, everyone would get $5 million dollars for hurt feelings. Didn't you know that "hurt feelings" are a hot commodity in their world?
Better than right wing utopia, where you can shoot someone just because you are losing a fight in which you started.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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Although I do think she should be awarded compensation... but $5 million seems a bit excessive... Personally, I like to see some equation to limit these kind of compensation... like (annual salary x years to retirement divided by 2) + legal fees.... I would also ban these "no contingency" lawyers who try to eat up the settlements/awards...
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Although I do think she should be awarded compensation... but $5 million seems a bit excessive... Personally, I like to see some equation to limit these kind of compensation... like (annual salary x years to retirement divided by 2) + legal fees.... I would also ban these "no contingency" lawyers who try to eat up the settlements/awards...
They do have that limitation in Missouri, so the $5 million is symbolic more than anything.
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