Following the intervention of CAIR's Maryland chapter (CAIR-Maryland), a Muslim postal worker will now be given time off to attend Friday prayers(Jumah).
The Muslim employee, who accepted Islam in January, was initially given Fridays off to attend the prayers. In June, her schedule request was disapproved, with no reason given. She tried working through her union, but was unsuccessful.
After the worker notified CAIR-Maryland of the problem, a meeting was arranged with her manager and union representative. At the meeting, a mutually-agreeable solution was reached in which the Muslim employee
will be able to attend Friday prayers.
CONTACT: Ibrahim Moiz, CAIR-Maryland, 301-986-1900