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Friday, October 21, 2011

Hertz fires 26 Muslim shuttle drivers who refused to clock out for prayer breaks

After a continued refusal to clock out when taking a break to pray, Hertz axed more than two dozen employees at one of America's busiest airports.

A Hertz spokesman said he was disappointed that 26 Muslim drivers at Sea-Tac Airport chose to be fired rather than clock out for prayer breaks.

One of the fired employees, Ileys Omar, told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: 'We feel like we're being punished for what we believe in.'
Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'We feel like we're being punished for what we believe in.'

No, you are being "punished" for failing to observe your terms of employment.

Nikolaus