Dude! You’re gettin’ a prayer room! From AP, with thanks to RB:
Muslim contract employees at the Dell Inc. plant in Nashville reached a settlement with the company on issues related to a dispute over prayer in the workplace, a national Islamic civil rights advocacy group announced yesterday in Washington.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the 31 Muslim employees, who left work last month in a disagreement over Islamic prayers, will be reinstated, receive back pay, and be granted religious accommodation. Managers also will also receive additional training on existing religious accommodation policies and practices….
The settlement came following a meeting yesterday between representatives of the council, Dell, the Muslim workers, the Metro Human Relations Commission and Spherion Corp., the company that provided the workers to Dell.
”We are pleased with both the terms of the settlement and with the cooperative attitude of all parties in the negotiations,” CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said. ”We thank everyone from around the world who contacted Dell to express their support for reasonable religious accommodation in the workplace.”…