Legal suit filed in the US over religious discrimination – Islam & America


SHAFAQNA – A group of Muslim men has launched a legal complaint against their former employer after they were allegedly told to choose between their religion and their jobs.

Sixteen former employees of US auto supplier Brose Jefferson are reportedly suing the company for religious discrimination after they say they were forced to “involuntarily resign”.

It comes after the Michigan-based company told the men their request for a change in their meal break time during Ramadan could not be accommodated, according to Michigan Radio.

The men reportedly made the request in May to take their meal break at 9pm, rather than the standard 7pm.

The men worked a 2pm to 10pm shift, and asked for the meal break to be pushed to after sundown at 9pm, when Muslims are able to break their fast.

But according to their legal representatives, their employer told them the request would not be accommodated, and they would have to choose whether their religion or their jobs were more important. The men unanimously resigned following the incident.

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