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Friday, August 11, 2017

EEOC: Cargill Violated Muslims' Rights in Prayer Ban

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found reasonable cause that agribusiness giant Cargill violated the civil rights of Somali-American Muslim employees by refusing to allow them to pray during their breaks at a meatpacking plant in Colorado.

About 150 employees walked off the job at the Cargill's Fort Morgan plant in December 2015 after supervisors told them they would no longer be allowed to pray during their breaks.. Cargill Meat Solutions, the Wichita-based subsidiary of agribusiness giant Cargill Inc., then fired the workers for violating attendance policies.

The U.S. EEOC also found reasonable cause last week that Teamsters Local No. 455, the union representing workers at the Fort Morgan plant, didn't offer fair representation to the Muslim workers. Last October, the National Labor Relations Board sided with the terminated workers in their complaint.



Anonymous said...

Good for Cargill...hold your head high.

Anonymous said...

Muslims have NO right to pray in a business. this is ludicrous at best.

Anonymous said...

Cargill needs to make sure pork is being processed on all shifts every day at this meat packing plant.

Anonymous said...

How about these Muslims take their a**es back to their own country. Then they can pray whenever they want.

Anonymous said...

Same thing the american indians said about the christians.

Anonymous said...

WAAAAIIITTT a minute here! Last I heard, they wanted MORE breaks so they could meet THEIR daily prayer schedule, NOT just pray during the normal breaks provided by their employment agreement that ALL employees were to abide by!

You either want the job offered with all its requirements, or you leave. PERIOD!