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    [Business Insurance] A federal district court in Cincinnati has refused to dismiss a case in which a hospital customer service representative who was fired for
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 7, 2013
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      [Business Insurance]

      A federal district court in Cincinnati has refused to dismiss a case
      in which a hospital customer service representative who was fired for
      refusing to get a flu shot contended she was entitled to religious
      accommodation because of her veganism.

      According to the ruling in Sakile S. Chenzira v. Cincinnati Children’s
      Hospital Medical Center, Ms. Chenzira, a vegan, was discharged in
      December 2010 for refusing to take a flu shot, which is derived from
      eggs.

      “Plaintiff contends such discharge violated her religious and
      philosophical convictions because she is a vegan,” said the Dec. 27
      ruling.

      However, the hospital argued that veganism “is no more than a dietary
      preference or religious philosophy,” said the ruling.

      U.S. District Court Judge S. Arthur Spiegel said the case cannot be
      dismissed at this point.

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      full story:
      http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20130107/NEWS07/130109934?tags=|70|305|340|303

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