Illinois: ex-court worker was harassed for being Muslim

A former child care attendant for the Cook County Circuit Court has sued the court, its chief judge and her former supervisor, alleging they harassed her because she’s Muslim.

In a suit filed last month, Fozyia Huri, a Muslim of Saudi Arabian origin, alleges that Sylvia McCullum, executive director of Cook County court’s child advocacy rooms, bullied her because she was not a “good Christian.”

Huri said she complained to the office of Chief Judge Timothy Evans numerous times. When the harassment continued, she filed a religious discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in May 2010, the suit says. Once granted permission, she filed the suit a year later.

Chicago Tribune, 22 June 2011