'Soldier of Christ' pot washer wins $21m for working on Sundays

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  1. scottmaciver

    scottmaciver Puritan Board Sophomore

    This is an interesting article Here.
     
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  2. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    She'll only get $300,000 of it. But still, good news.
     
  3. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    Some sevice industry companies now make employees sign an agreement to work Sundays as a condition of hire :(

    I hope the appeal process makes this case well known!
     
  4. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    This Roman Catholic puts the generality of protestants to shame.

    Do they make Jews work Saturdays and Muslims work Fridays I wonder? If they do that upfront then Christians can know not to waste their time.
     
  5. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    I was relying on someone else's info on a Facebook and another news report. The link in the OP says she is a Baptist. But the point still stands.
    "Marie Jean Pierre was fired in March 2016 from the Conrad Miami Hotel for missing work on six Sundays so she could attend Bethel Baptist Church in Miami."

     
  6. Taylor Sexton

    Taylor Sexton Puritan Board Junior

    In looking for a job after moving back home to Georgia from Illinois, I was shocked at how difficult it was to find a job where they didn’t say, “Working on Sundays is mandatory.” Hence why I am working for Chick-fil-A now (which, praise the Lord, ended up paying multiples better wages than all the rest of these other places I interviewed for).
     
  7. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Not sure this deserves a 21M verdict.

    I think the article shows more about the outrageous nature of the Western court system than honor for the Sabbath. I am glad she won, but that's a big paycheck.

    Gonna be lots of people suddenly getting religion now, for sure!
     
  8. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    It's symbolic. As noted above, in federal court, punitive is capped (at $300K). She should get a total, according to news stories, including court costs (which are considerable), of around $500K.

    I don't think that the court had any intention of honoring the Sabbath, or pretending to. What it's honoring is the historic conditions under which the Sabbatarian worked and the injustice of the unaccountably changed demands, and subsequent dismissal, of the worker by her employer. She won this given her particulars and it will not be easily applied to others.

    I'll take it, however, though it may be overturned on appeal. I don't think that the size of her award should be a concern, or is really the issue here. Any decision in this direction is to be applauded, I think, though the civil magistrate in general, and our viciously secularized culture as a whole, despises and cares nothing for the Lord's Day.

    How I pray and long for its recovery!

    Peace,
    Alan
     
  9. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    And the lawyers will take half of that!
     
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