El Al facing discrimination law suit after haredi man refuses to sit next to woman

The Israel Religious Action Center, a legal arm of the Reform Movement in Israel, will be suing El Al for discrimination against women following a recent incident in which a woman was asked to change seats on a New York to Tel Aviv flight because a haredi man refused to sit next to a woman.

According to an article in The New York Times on Saturday, Renee Rabinowitz, a Holocaust survivor who is now retired following a successful career as a lawyer, reluctantly agreed to switch her aisle seat in the business-class section of El Al Flight 028 this past December after a man wearing "Hassidic or haredi garb" took his place in the same row near the window.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/El-Al-facing-discrimination-law-suit-after-haredi-man-refuses-to-sit-next-to-woman-446363

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