24 Muslim employees fired by DHL for praying

24 Muslim employees of DHL have been fired from their jobs in the U.S. after new supervisors forbid them from taking prayer breaks.

24 Muslim employees fired by DHL for praying

World Bulletin / News Desk

On 9 October, 24 Muslims employees of DHL lost their jobs in Hebron, USA, after DHL supervisors reversed a policy of flexible break times that allowed Muslim employees time to pray.

11 complaints have since been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionalleging that DHL Global Mail breached their legally protected religious rights.

Muslim civil rights group CAIR attorney Booker Washington said “We are requesting all available remedies allowed under Title VII (of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964) and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, including but not limited to: damages, reinstatement where appropriate and policy changes to ensure that all worker’s civil rights are respected.”

As the second pillar of Islam, Muslims are required to pray 5 times a day at certain times.

DHL has so far refused to comment.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Kasım 2013, 09:42
24% - 9 yıl Önce

24 people were fired for being Muslim and doing what Muslims do. 24% of the world are Muslim. If the 24% of the world that are Muslim would send their parcels by some other company in response to DHL firing 24 Muslims for praying during their breaks would DHL have done it?

Huseyin - 9 yıl Önce

It is very simple Muslims in the US do not use DHL do not give your dollars to DHL. And this movement should spread to World Muslims not to do business with DHL. They you are going to see the effects and I am very sure they will bend on their knees.