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Hertz says Muslim workers didn`t follow break rules [USA]

Author: Laura Myers, Reuters, Published on: 9 October 2011

Hertz rental car company…said it would reinstate…Somali Muslim employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport [who it claims] were suspended not for praying but for failing to clock in and out for 10-minute breaks as required under a collective bargaining agreement..."This is an outrageous assault on the rights of these workers and appears to be discriminatory based on their religious beliefs," Tracey Thompson, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 117, said in a written release. But Broome, in his statement, said Hertz had accommodated the Muslim workers' prayer schedule for 15 years at the Seattle airport location...He said Muslim workers at the airport facility who had clocked in and out for breaks had not been suspended.

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