Muslim Prayer-Break Accommodations Ruled Undue Hardship

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lost the first phase of its religious bias suit against JBS USA LLC concerning prayer breaks for Muslim workers, when a Nebraska federal judge ruled last week that making the accommodations JBS was faulted for not providing would cause undue hardship.

The EEOC said JBS had not reasonably accommodated the religious practices of Muslims, by failing to let them take unscheduled breaks to pray or move a meal break during Ramadan 2008 to coincide with sunset prayer time. But in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v JBS USA

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Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Laurie Smith Camp

Date Filed

August 30, 2010

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