A civil-rights group holds little hope that a week-old dispute between Muslim workers and their bosses at a Greeley slaughterhouse will end quickly, based on the company’s recent response in a similar standoff in Nebraska.
Should a man be forced to shave his beard for work if it violates his religious beliefs?
Abal Zaidi, who is Muslim, refused to shave and now alleges that’s why he lost his job as a Kane County correctional officer in Geneva. Last week, he sued the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked from July to December 2006.
A former Kane County jail guard claims he lost his job because of his Muslim beliefs, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week in Chicago.
CAIR-Chicago executive director, Ahmed Rehab, discusses the recent successful inclusion of Ramadan along with Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations after opposition from parents at a local public school. Dan Rea and Rehab also discuss how the reasonable accommodation of all cultures and religions is central to American pluralism.
OMAHA, Neb. – Meatpacking plant officials accused of discriminating against dozens of Somali Muslim workers have offered to tweak break times to help accommodate the workers’ prayer demands.
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab discusses religious accommodations for Muslims in the workplace.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Supervisors at a meatpacking plant have fired or harassed dozens of Somali Muslim employees for trying to pray at sunset, violating civil rights laws, the workers and their advocates say.
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – For Mahamed Jama, a Minnesota taxi driver, the Islamic restriction on drinking alcohol is a seamless rule for life.
“He who carries alcohol, he who drinks and he who sells it are the same thing,” he says.
That belief could affect his livelihood.
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