Bear in mind Hertz has been exceedingly generous to their Muslim workers. And the Muslim response has been this endless war of litigation and attrition. Hertz provided prayer rooms, rugs and prayer break times. Not good enough.
Back in 2011, I reported that Hertz had was forced to suspend 35 Muslim workers because they were abusing their extra special “prayer break times” and refusing to clock out when praying. There was no way of knowing when their Muslim workers returned from their lengthy prayer breaks — five times a day.
Muslim workers officially filed a lawsuit against the Hertz rental car company.
Hertz rental car company, facing a religious discrimination suit by 25 fired Muslim drivers, said on Thursday it would “vigorously defend” itself in a dispute involving prayer breaks at its Seattle airport office.
Hertz says the drivers, all of them Somali natives, refused to clock in and out for the 10-minute paid breaks they took twice daily, as required under their union contract, and abused their breaks by failing to return to work promptly.
That was back in 2011. Now this. A bogus “islamophobia” lawsuit.
In a written statement issued on December 8, 2011, Hertz spokesman Richard Broome said, “this situation has absolutely nothing to do with religious or discrimination.”
“The employees refused to accept our only requirement — that they clock out first to ensure that when prayers ended they returned to work promptly, which wasn’t happening in many instances,” he said.
Demands for accommodation result in ….more demands. Take for example, the Heinz company. Heinz has bent over backwards to accommodate these Muslim workers: they have prayer rooms, prayer times, etc. They just don’t want them leaving work to pray outside of scheduled break times. Mind you, they could easily pray before or after work, but no. This imposes Islam on everyone else. Now Muslim workers are suing Heinz, demanding to be allowed to say prayers in the workplace at the time of day specified by their religion.
You’ll notice, big companies are always targeted. Hertz, Heinz, Target, Wal-Mart, Disney, etc. Why? To set precedents.
Hertz Ex-Employees File Discrimination Lawsuit
By The Associated Press January 13, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Six former employees of Hertz at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have filed a class action lawsuit against the rental car company claiming discrimination based on their ethnicity and religion.
The lawsuit claims the East African Muslims were regularly harassed for praying, treated disrespectfully, mocked and disciplined more severely. Nadif Ketibe says when the workers refused to sign a prayer policy, they were fired. Ketibe says he should not have to choose between his job and his religion.
Hertz says it does not comment on pending litigation, bu
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