Thursday, April 27, 2017

Somali Muslim sues employer because the firm held an all-pork barbecue for employees

Not only that…Leyla Hashi has filed a discrimination suit against a national furniture retailer, Aaron’s, in Portland, Maine, claiming that she was harassed by fellow employees and ultimately fired from a job at its local branch in 2015 because she is Muslim, a Somali Muslim (not because she kept requesting time off to observe Muslim holidays?).

BangorDailyNews  According to the lawsuit, the termination allegedly followed a pattern of harassment in which other employees mocked and demeaned Hashi, a black Somali immigrant, based on her , appearance, attire and religion.

Somali Muslim women in Maine and other states are infamous for stirring up trouble:

Hashi is suing the store’s Georgia-based parent corporation, SEI/Aaron’s Inc., for reinstatement of her job, lost wages and benefits with interest, punitive damages and legal costs.

At Aaron’s, Hashi claims that she was subjected to a stream of verbal harassment that was brushed off by management and deliberately was excluded from workplace activities. At one point, after Hashi had told her boss that observant Muslims don’t eat pork, the Aaron’s “office put on an all pork barbecue,” the suit states.

When she asked to take off work on a Friday to celebrate the Eid holiday, she claims her request was denied at first, and then granted. 

The next Monday, when Hashi returned to work, she was greeted by a new person sitting behind her desk and laughter from other employees, the suit states. Her manager then allegedly fired her without providing an explanation. The manager later listed “Not a fit” as the reason for Hashi’s termination, according to the court documents.

Damn right, they don’t fit in, look at how they dress for work:

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