Gold'n Plump Settlement Paves Way for Religious Accommodation

April 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CAIR

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today announced that more religious accommodation complaints may be resolved after Muslim workers’ bias suits against a Minnesota-based poultry company were settled.

On Tuesday, a federal judge approved a $1.35 million religious discrimination settlement against Goldn Plump Inc. As part of the settlement, the company will add a paid break to accommodate Muslim prayer in the workplace.

“The Gold'n Plump decision sets a new standard for religious accommodation in Minnesota,” said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Director Taneeeza Islam. “CAIR-MN’s goal is to ensure the Muslim employees are afforded their religious rights and are free from discrimination. We are not asking for anything special, but we demand that employers understand and follow the law."