Fired for observing Passover

Jewish civil rights groups ignore Jewish victim of discrimination
by Joshua Sharf
February 21, 2017

…What if you sued, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as well as the local Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) kept a studied silence during your entire legal fight? “Again, not possible,” you insist. Guess again. Because that’s exactly what happened to Susan Abeles. Abeles is an Orthodox Jew, and up until spring of 2015, was an employee of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Every year for the past 26 years, she had taken vacation time for the first two and last two days of Passover, always emailing her supervisors at the beginning of the year to let them know the dates of the Jewish holidays. READ MORE

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