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Muslim Man Awarded $66,000 For Dismissal Over Beard Conflict

Muslim Man Awarded $66,000 For Dismissal Over Beard Conflict

A Muslim security guard allegedly fired for not shaving his beard was awarded back pay and costs on the grounds he was discriminated against for religious beliefs. Read More »

Abercrombie Illegally Fired Muslim Teen For Wearing Head Scarf, Judge Rules

Abercrombie Illegally Fired Muslim Teen For Wearing Head Scarf, Judge Rules

It's just the latest slap to the retailer over its "Look Policy."

A judge ruled that Abercrombie discriminated against the Muslim teen when she was fired for wearing a head scarf on the job. Read More »

IT Worker Loses Dream Job Over...A Bacon Sandwich?

IT Worker Loses Dream Job Over...A Bacon Sandwich?

When it comes to discussing religion or politics in the office, of course, tact is required. But just how tight-lipped should you be? Clive Hunt, a 58-year old IT consultant in Manchester, England, confronted this question head-on earlier this month when he offered to pick up "bacon sandwiches" during a meeting... Read More »

Nashville Worker Charged With Attempted Terrorism After She Allegedly Says She'll 'Die For Allah'

Nashville Worker Charged With Attempted Terrorism After She Allegedly Says She'll 'Die For Allah'

A Muslim worker at a Dell Inc. plant in Nashville was arrested Friday and charged with attempted terrorism after she allegedly threatened to harm other employees, authorities say. A co-worker at the plant, owned and operated by CEVA Logistics, told Nashville Metro Police that Amal Ahmed Abdullahi (pictured... Read More »

Ex-Worker, Imane Boudlal, Sues Disney For Not Letting Her Wear Muslim Head Scarf

Ex-Worker, Imane Boudlal, Sues Disney For Not Letting Her Wear Muslim Head Scarf

A former Disneyland employee who says she was forbidden to wear a Muslim head scarf at work has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. for discrimination. The federal suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles on behalf of Imane Boudlal, who began working as a hostess at a Disneyland Resort cafe in 2008, but... Read More »

Calif. Moves To Protect Muslim, Sikh 'Religious Dress' At Work

Calif. Moves To Protect Muslim, Sikh 'Religious Dress' At Work

By Juliet Williams SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Assembly approved a bill Tuesday that would add more protections for religious freedom in the workplace, specifying that California discrimination laws also should apply to religious clothing, hairstyles and the right to carry religious objects. The bill's... Read More »

AT&T To Pay Muslim Woman $5 Million After Boss Snatched Off Her Scarf

AT&T To Pay Muslim Woman $5 Million After Boss Snatched Off Her Scarf

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former Kansas City woman who converted to Islam in 2005 said she was harassed for years at AT&T, and that the abuse boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair. A Jackson County jury on Thursday awarded Susann Bashir $5 million in punitive damages in... Read More »

Muslim Cab Drivers Claim Employer Barred Them From Praying

Muslim Cab Drivers Claim Employer Barred Them From Praying

Eight Muslim cab drivers in Orlando, Fla., claim their employer prohibited them from praying during work hours, and even assaulted and fired one of them for doing so. Now they're filing complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that they were discriminated against on the basis of... Read More »

Documents Show NYPD Used Anti-Muslim Film Extensively In Officer Training

Documents Show NYPD Used Anti-Muslim Film Extensively In Officer Training

About a year ago, controversy arose after it was reported that the New York Police Department had shown an anti-Muslim film during officer training. In response, an official at first denied that the movie had been shown, then said it had been viewed only "a couple of times." A year later, however, documents... Read More »

Hertz Fires 26 Muslim Workers For Taking Prayer Breaks

Hertz Fires 26 Muslim Workers For Taking Prayer Breaks

Hertz has fired 26 of its drivers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after the workers opted against clocking out for their Muslim prayer sessions. The drivers, all of whom are Somali Muslims, saw the company's decision as a failure to appreciate the customs of the Islamic faith. Read More »

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