On her request in June, her supervisor worked out an arrangement for other flight attendants to fulfil passenger requests for alcohol. The arrangement worked fine until another flight attendant filed a complaint against Stanley on August 2 claiming she was not fulfilling her duties by refusing to serve alcohol, the lawyer said. On August 25, the airline informed Stanley that it was revoking its religious accommodation to exclude her from service of alcohol and placing her on administrative leave.
"They placed her on unpaid leave and they advised her that her employment may be terminated after 12 months," Masri said. "We are requesting that her employment be reinstated and the accommodation of her religious beliefs be reinstated as well."
According to CNN, a representative from ExpressJet declined to discuss Stanley's complaint while maintaining that "we are an equal opportunity employer with a long history of diversity in our workforce".