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Fort Morgan workers accuse Cargill of federal employment discrimination
Lawyers for about 130 Cargill workers involved in a workplace prayer dispute at a Fort Morgan meatpacking plant have filed EEOC complaints accusing the agribusiness giant of religious discrimination.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations and Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC, a Denver law firm that specializes in civil rights and employment law, filed the complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging violations of federal employment discrimination law, CAIR confirmed Monday.
Specifically, the complaints allege that the Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Fort Morgan violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which says employers must "reasonably accommodate" religious observance as long as it does not result in undue hardship for the business.
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