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CAIR to Announce EEOC Complaint Over Utah Car Dealership’s Termination of Muslim Employee Who Requested Time to Pray

(WASHINGTON, DC, 8/18/20) – On Wednesday, August 19, lawyers from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold an online news conference to announce the filing of a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a Utah man who was fired from his job after requesting time to pray and reporting harassment by his coworkers. 

WHAT: CAIR to Announce Filing of Utah EEOC Complaint     

WHEN: August 19, 11:30 a.m. MDT 


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Inquiries: Email 


• Justin Sadowsky, CAIR Trial Attorney   

• Zanah Ghalawanji, CAIR Staff Attorney   

• Allan Goodson, CAIR client   

CONTACT:  CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425,, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744- 7726,     

CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.     

The Washington, D.C.-based civil rights organization offers a booklet, called “An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices,” to help employers gain a better understanding of Islam and Muslims in the workplace.     

CAIR: An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.     

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.     


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