This is terrible. Another win for Islamic supremacy. I side with business. Period. Praying workers - gotta go. Apparently now.
Chicken processor Gold’n Plump has been forced to pony-up a settlement in a Somali worker prayer case in Minnesota. Accomodation of Muslim demands in the workplace continue aided by the folks at the EEOC and its subsidiary, CAIR. Hat tip: Janet. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Somalis win settlement in chicken plant discrimination case Refugee Resettlement Watch
As many as 100 Somali Muslims who are current and former workers at Gold’n Plump Inc. will receive a total of $365,000 in a settlement of federal lawsuits alleging religious discrimination at the company’s chicken processing plants in Cold Spring, Minn., and Arcadia, Wis.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed in September that St. Cloud-based Gold’n Plump violated federal law by terminating Somali workers who prayed during their work shifts. The EEOC alleged in a separate lawsuit that the Work Connection Inc., an employment agency in St. Paul, required applicants for jobs at Gold’n Plump to sign forms acknowledging that they might be required to handle pork.
Many Muslims consider pigs to be unclean and believe the Qur’an prohibits them from handling pork products.
Expect a big, fat lawsuit from these agitating Muslims against Swift & co. shortly:
MUSLIM PROTESTS EXPAND, HUNDREDS MORE TAKE TO THE STREET 9/17/07
IT RAMADAN, UNDREDS OF MUSLIMS WALK OFF THEIR JOBS 9/16/08
SWIFT FIRES THE VIOLENT SOMALIS OVER RAMADAN VIOLENCE
Somalis violent protest against Swift, media violence coverup