Prayer Dispute In Colorado Plant Leaves Many Muslim Employees Out Of Work

It was reported that about of over 180 Somali Muslims were fired from their jobs at a beef processing plant in Colorado last month over a prayer dispute. Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan had some employees resign over management and employee differences regarding taking time off for prayer and reflection. News of the dispute spread to other plants where other Muslim workers joined in causing them to work for three consecutive days in protest.

Cargill did release a statement saying they have policies specific to attendance and religious accommodations and makes reasonable attempts to provide religious accommodations for its employees. Based on Cargill’s attendance policy, the company fired those who failed to come to work for three consecutive days without giving any form of notice.

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