USA: Muslim workers file complaints against Cargill with govt. agency over alleged religious discrimination

Author: Emilie Rusch, Denver Post (USA), Published on: 17 March 2016

"Fort Morgan workers accuse Cargill of federal employment discrimination", 07 Mar 2016

Lawyers for about 130 Cargill workers...have filed EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] complaints accusing the agribusiness giant of religious discrimination...The fired workers, the majority of whom are Somali Muslims, had been protesting what they saw as changes to Cargill's accommodation of workplace prayer...The company, for its part, has dismissed claims that its religious accommodation policy has changed, arguing that while reasonable efforts are made to accommodate employees, accommodation is not guaranteed every day...To date, 10 of the 150 terminated workers have been rehired at the plant, a Cargill spokesman said. Overall, more than 100 people have been hired at the plant since late December, some to fill vacancies created by the mass firing and others to fill openings due to routine attrition, spokesman Michael Martin said...Martin on Monday declined to comment on...the EEOC complaints...[Also refers to JBS]

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