Friday, December 26, 2014

Employment Discrimination Claim Filed By Muslims Against Hertz In Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports on an employment discrimination lawsuit filed Tuesday against Hertz Corp. by five Somali-American Muslims and an Ethiopian Muslim, all of whom were fired in 2007 from their jobs cleaning and servicing Hertz vehicles at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a dispute about overtime. The suit claims that Hertz managers interrupted their prayers, regularly demeaned their religion and imposed arbitrary prayer times and rules on Muslims. The EEOC issued plaintiffs a right-to-sue letter in September after years reviewing complaints.