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CAIR to Offer Ramadan ‘Know Your Rights as an Employee’ Webinars

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, DC, 5/31/2016) – On Wednesday, June 1, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will offer two ‘Know Your Rights as an Employee’ informational webinars. The webinars will be held at 12 p.m. EDT and 7 p.m. EDT,

The webinars will help individuals better understand their legal rights in the workplace. They will address common questions for American Muslims as they attempt to balance their obligations at work while also making the most of the blessed month of Ramadan.

CAIR attorneys will discuss legal rights and best practices for seeking workplace accommodations, such as prayer, breaking the Ramadan fast, head coverings, and holidays.

Webinar I: 12 -1 p.m. EDT on June 1, 2016     


Webinar II: 7-8 p.m. EDT on June 1, 2016


Panelists include:

William Burgess, CAIR National Senior Staff Attorney

Maha Sayed, CAIR National Staff Attorney

Thania Clevenger, CAIR-Florida Civil Rights Director

Yalda Satar, CAIR-Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorney

Veronica Laizure, CAIR-Oklahoma Civil Rights Director

Susanne Arani, CAIR-San Diego Staff Attorney

Zahra Billoo, CAIR-San Francisco Executive Director

These webinar s are part of CAIR’s new monthly community education series. Future ‘Know Your Rights’ webinars will focus on travelers, students, interacting with law enforcement, voting rights, mosque safety tips and more.

To receive updates about CAIR’s monthly ‘Know Your Rights’ community webinar series, email and subscribe to CAIR’s email list at:       

NOTE: CAIR’s ‘Know Your Rights’ webinars are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. 

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.

If you believe your rights have been violated, you may call CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or email

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CONTACT: CAIR Chapter Development Director Lori Saroya, 612-327-6700,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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