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Man Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Westerville Company [USA]

A lawsuit filed by attorneys…on behalf of a…man alleges religious discrimination by his former employer...Yusuf Sufi…said he was fired after asking for a religious accommodation to leave work for one hour in order to go to a local mosque to say his Friday prayers. Sufi worked for Exel [part of Deutsche Post]...According to the lawsuit Sufi was granted a religious accommodation during his first few months at the company and was allowed to leave to pray but that was revoked when his managers changed…In a statement...Vice President of Communications for Exel…said:"Exel is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace…[T]he allegations…neither conform nor align with the way we do business in any of our sites. Exel has not terminated anyone for religious practices or requests for accommodations…Exel goes to great lengths to ensure employees' religious practices are understood and, as appropriate, accommodated..."