Why we Support Chicago 2016
  About   |   Contact   |   Donate   |   Site Map   |   About Islam   |   Activist Corner   >> Today is Monday, April 20, 2015  
Our News
Our Multimedia
CAIR-Chi in the Press
Action Alerts
Press Releases
Media Monitor
Hate Watch
The Scoop
Civil Rights Center
Intern Center
Volunteer Center
Career Center
Resource Center
Report An Incident
Write to the Media
Request A Speaker
Make A Donation
Become A Member
Annual Events
Our Partners
The Mobilizer Blog
MYLS Website
Our Old Site | Oldest
Contact us

DELL Fires 30 Muslims over Maghrib Prayer

March 10, 2005


Contact Dell to request that they rehire the Muslim workers pending a mutually-agreeable resolution of the dispute.

Mr. Kevin B. Rollins
President and CEO
Dell Computers
One Dell Way
Round Rock , TX 78682

Contact Dell to urge rehiring of workers, mediation

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/10/05) - CAIR today called on Dell Computers to rehire 30 Muslims workers allegedly fired from a plant in Tennessee for seeking to perform Islamic prayers in the workplace, and offered to help the company and its employees reach a mutually-agreeable solution to the dispute.

CAIR said the workers were fired from a Dell facility in Nashville , Tenn. , after they sought to perform the Maghrib prayer each day after sunset. (Because the Maghrib prayer is tied to a particular time of day, it requires greater flexibility and creativity on the part of employers and workers.)

"Given sufficient goodwill on the part of all those involved, both the employees' legal right to reasonable religious accommodation and the employer's right to maintain smooth operations in the workplace can be maintained," said CAIR Legal Director Arsalan Iftikhar.

In a letter sent today to Dell President and CEO Kevin B. Rollins, Iftikhar asked that the Muslim workers be rehired pending resolution of the issues involved. He said CAIR staffers who have experience dealing with workplace religious accommodation are available to act as mediators between the Muslim workers and Dell.

CAIR publishes a booklet, called "An Employer's Guide to Islamic Religious Practices," designed to prevent just such incidents. The booklet is available by e-mailing (Include name, address and phone number when requesting the booklet.) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires an employer to accommodate religious practices unless it causes an "undue hardship."

- END -

  • None


28 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60604 | T: (312) 212-1520 | F: (312) 212-1530
| Our News | News Briefs | Action Alerts | Press Center | Events/Workshops | In the News | Volunteer Center | Media Monitor | Resource Center | Report An Incident |
Request A Speaker | Make A Donation | Downloads | Multimedia | The Scoop | Our Partners | Careers | Interns | Newsletter | Contact Us | Proud To Be Muslim |
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2005-2011 © CAIR Chicago. Questions or Comments, Email

Site Designed by