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New York Pays $40,000 To Sabbath-Observant Nurse

New York Pays $40,000 To Sabbath-Observant Nurse

A New Jersey Orthodox woman who claimed she was denied a nursing job at a public hospital in 2007 because she couldn’t work on Shabbat won a $40,000 settlement from New York City, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The city denied any wrongdoing, but its Health and Hospitals Corporation said in a statement that because its facilities operate 24/7, “with nursing staff a critical component of weekend coverage it is not always possible to accommodate a request made by a nurse for religious observance leave on a weekend day.”
Alisa Dolinsky, 34, claimed Color-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility on Roosevelt Island offered her a job and rescinded it after she said she could not work from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, but was available on Sundays.

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