Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after boss made her work Sunday shifts


Most people don’t want to be forced to come into the office on the weekend. On top of that, it is against the religion of many people to be present at work on Sunday. However, this happened to Marie Jean Pierre, a former dishwasher at the Conrad Miami Hotel, when her boss told her she had to work Sunday shifts even though she had clearly stated her religious beliefs beforehand.

The hotel she worked at attempted to schedule her for work on Sunday, but she refused to show up for work. Pierre, who is now 60 years old, had worked at the hotel for over 10 years and her personnel records clearly stated that she had the right to take Sunday off to honor her religious beliefs. Not only was she attending the church on that day but she was also a vivid member of the Catholic missionary group called “The Soldiers of Christ Church”.