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CAIR-Ohio Wins Prayer Accommodation for Hotel Employee

CAIR-OHIO WINS PRAYER ACCOMMODATION FOR HOTEL EMPLOYEE

(CINCINNATI, OH, 12/14/06) – CAIR-Ohio’s Cincinnati office announced today that a claim of discrimination by a Muslim employee at an international hotel chain has been resolved successfully.

Following intervention by CAIR-Ohio, the female Muslim employee will be allowed to perform her daily prayers during break periods after initially being denied that religious accommodation.

Muslims pray five times each day and each prayer typically takes 5-7 minutes. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of color, national origin or religion and requires employers to make reasonable accommodation for employee’s religious practices.

CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Cincinnati Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-Mail: karen@cair-ohio.com

 

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