Nebraska Muslim workers faced ‘unlawful harassment’

Muslim advocates say federal officials have determined a Nebraska meatpacking plant isn’t doing enough to accommodate the religious needs of its Muslim workers.

Representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Friday that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled this week after a nearly yearlong investigation into conditions at the Grand Island JBS Swift and Co. plant.

Hundreds of Muslim workers walked off the job there last fall, saying they wanted time to pray during the workday. That led to mass firings.

Associated Press, 28 August 2009

See also CAIR press release, 28 August 2009