Tahita Jenkins was fired from her job as a New York City bus driver when she refused to wear pants or culottes for religious reasons in May 2007. Now Jenkins is suing NYC Transit for religious discrimination. Jenkins is a Pentecostal whose strict religious beliefs prohibits women from wearing pants. Jenkins refused the option of wearing culottes which she saw as "just another form of pants" and even provided "proof" that her Church was against the bus driver's standard uniform (which apparently doesn't even have a modest calf-length skirt as an option). She was fired despite her religious explanation. Is giving someone the option of wearing a skirt really that big of a deal? Who even sees below the bus driver's waist when riding the bus? Even male postal workers are allowed to wear skirts. [NY Post]


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