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EEOC Finds Reasonable Cause Cargill Violated Rights of Somali-American Muslim Workers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined there is reasonable cause that the civil rights of Somali-American Muslims were violated when agri-business giant Cargill refused to allow them to pray at a meatpacking plant it owns in the western state of Colorado.

The finding was reached almost two years after about 150 workers walked off the job after supervisors informed them they could no longer pray during lunch breaks. Cargill, the largest private company in the U.S., then fired the workers for violating attendance protocol at the meatpacking plant in the city of Fort Morgan.

Cargill has maintained the issue was …read more

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