Paramedic sues NYC hospital over dress code

An orthodox Jewish paramedic is suing NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, claiming the academic medical center will not allow her to wear skirts while on the job, according to EMS1.

Hadas Goldfarb began working at the hospital in 2015 and alleges that her termination was retaliation for not following the dress code. Orthodox Jewish women traditionally wear skirts, while NewYork-Presbyterian's dress code calls for pants. Ms. Goldfarb alleges that this is an unlawful restriction of her religious principles.

Ms. Goldfarb says that she has worked as a paramedic for multiple organizations, but that NewYork-Presbyterian is the first to have a problem with her skirts. In addition to getting her job back, Ms. Goldfarb is suing for damages and a change in dress policy.

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