Miami Hotel Dishwasher Forced To Work On Sunday Awarded $21.5 Million In Lawsuit

Jan 16, 2019

A federal jury found that the Conrad Hotel in Brickell retaliated against a religious dishwasher by firing her for being unable to work on Sundays, and awarded her $21.5 million.

Marie Jean Pierre worked as a dishwasher at the Conrad from 2006 to 2016. The hotel knew about her involvement in the Soldiers of Christ Church that prevented her from working Sundays. But in 2015, her boss, kitchen manager George Colon, assigned her to work Sundays anyway.

Co-workers traded shifts with Pierre for several weeks, but Colon ultimately demanded she show up. When she refused, he fired her.

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