A former housekeeper at President Donald Trump’s Las Vegas hotel claims she was fired for keeping the faith.
Sonia Perez, 56, worked propitiously from 2010 to 2015 as a housekeeper for Trump’s International hotel, her Sunday's was sacred to God .
She faced a snag when the employees unionized in 2018, Perez says in a lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Las Vegas federal court, her shift was changed to include Sundays.
The plaintiff holds that her reverence to her religious beliefs meant that she was unable to adhere to mandatory work on Sunday.
The lawsuit precedes the condemnation of Trump’s church visit by a DC bishop after police tear gassed protesters so he could strike a pose with the bible
Let me be clear: The president just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and one of the churches of my diocese without permission as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our churches stand for.
And to do so... he sanctioned the use of tear gas by police officers in riot gear to clear the church yard. I am outraged. - Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde told CNN.
Torres v. Trump Ruffin Commercial LLC
The Trump Organization kept mute on the matter.
Perez said in her complaint she used accrued “attendance points” to make up for her Sunday absences, but when they ran out she said she was fired.
In the lawsuit, Perez accused Trump Ruffin Commercial Inc., which runs the Trump hotels, of religious discrimination and failure to accommodate.
The case is Torres v. Trump Ruffin Commercial LLC, 20-cv-00990, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (Las Vegas)