Company fires employee for Muslim holiday: “We have our own holidays in this country” – North Carolina

Hussein Altaweel worked for a telecommunications contractor in North Carolina for almost four years before he was fired “for not request(ing) PTO ahead of time for planned events,” according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday.

The “planned event” was Eid al-Adha — a major religious holiday for practicing Muslims — on Aug. 23 and 24, 2018, the complaint states.

“We have our own holidays in this country,” the CEO told him, according to the complaint. “Aren’t those holidays enough for you?”

Source: Muslim employee asked off for religious holiday. His company fired him, NC suit says

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