Muslim Meat Plant Workers Demand Right To Pray

Law360, New York (July 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Muslim workers at a Swift & Co. meatpacking factory in Nebraska have claimed they were fired or harassed after being denied the right to pray at sundown.

In complaints to be filed to the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this week, the workers allege their supervisors at the Grand Island, Neb. plant refused to schedule a break for the 5-10 minute prayer, known as the maghrib.

The Council for American Islamic Relations, which is filing the complaints on behalf of 10 workers, claims Greeley, Colo.-based Swift...
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