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Employee Asks Coworker To Swap A Day With Her To Attend Her Sister’s Funeral, Coworker Says No Because Of Her Religious Beliefs

Loss of a loved one is no doubt a heart-breaking thing but asking someone to break their religious policies is also not the right thing.

Losing a loved one is the hardest part of your life. You lose your shit when the death is sudden. You can’t even process it. Recently, a 17-year-old girl took it to Reddit to share her story with the AITA community. OP’s sister suddenly passed away during childbirth. It was a shocking news for the whole family and OP was very close to her sister. Her funeral was held on Saturday. OP asked her boss to give her leave and she asked her to find her coverage. OP still asked her coworker if she can come on a Saturday, even though OP knew that she never comes to work on Saturdays due to her religious beliefs. OP asked her again and again but she refused. The coworker complained to her manager that OP is harassing her and manager warned OP. Now, OP’s coworker is not talking to her for disrespecting her religion. Scroll down to read the complete story.

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1. OP’s sister passed away during childbirth and her funeral is on Saturday:

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2. OP asked for Saturday off but she had to swap out with her coworker who never works on Saturdays due to religious reasons.

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3. OP pleaded again and again but her coworker refused to come on a Saturday. OP’s step dad thinks that OP did right but her mom thinks that she is wrong.

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4. OP’s coworkers think that she should have never asked her to come on a Saturday.

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5. OP does not have any other workers who work in her department.

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6. There was a rule at OP’s workplace to find someone to cover for you, this was why OP was asking her coworker to come on a Saturday:

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7. OP is underage and badly needs this job:

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8. This is why OP did not ask anyone else:

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9. OP’s workplace does not have a bereavement policy.

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Some people asked questions about OP’s job and some think that OP is TAH. Others think that OP is NTA but her manager is the real AH who is forcing her employees to find coverage for attending her sister’s funeral.

10. OP should have talked to the manager instead of talking to her coworker:

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11. OP should have respected her coworker’s religious policies and should not have asked her.

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12. OP is TAH.

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13. OP’s boss is TAH who forces her employees to find coverage.

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14. The only AH is OP’s manager.

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15. OP made an edit to let the AITA community know that she has apologized to her coworker.

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16. OP’s other coworkers are still salty that she disrespected their religion.

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17. OP is thankful to everyone who told her about the employment laws.

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18. OP’s manager is already severely understaffed so firing OP would be a loss.

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19. OP made another edit.

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OP has left a question for all of us. We should all keep ourselves in OP’s position once and then make a conclusion. Wouldn’t you ask your colleague more than once? Tell us in the comment section down below!

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