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CAIR Settles Discrimination Suit Against Advance Auto Parts on Behalf of Md. Muslim

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/24/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the settlement of an employment discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a Maryland Muslim worker against Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of automotive replacement parts, accessories, and services.

The lawsuit, which alleged violations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of Aamir Hamid Cooper, a 23-year-old African-American Muslim and former Sales Clerk at Advance Auto’s retail location in Bowie, Md. CAIR alleged that Cooper was subjected to unfair and unequal working conditions as well as relentless attacks on his Islamic faith and racial identity.

The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount.

SEE: CAIR Files Employment Discrimination Suit Against Advance Auto Parts on Behalf of Md. Muslim

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri, 248-390-9784,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,  

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