Muslim Fired for Taking Hajj Wins Landmark Religious Discrimination Case

January 15, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

On January 15, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "A Muslim worker sacked after making a six-week trip to Mecca has won a landmark case for religious discrimination. Mohammed Sajwal Khan took holiday entitlement and unpaid leave from his £8,000 a year job as a bus cleaner to visit Islam's holiest city. Lawyers believe his unfair dismissal and discrimination victory could have implications for similar actions such as those where companies insist on Christians working Christmas Day."