Why does UPS continue to hire Muslims?

Unknown-2It seems every time they do, they get sued by the Muslims for one kind of alleged anti-Muslim discrimination or another. Muslims file more lawsuits than any other religious group based on their own interpretation of religious discrimination. Employers should do themselves and their other employees a favor and NEVER HIRE A MUSLIM Reasons #94 – 97.

 JAN. 9, 2013

Of Mice and Muslims: EEOC sues UPS for bias.

meh-ro70511 BMD  The EEOC is suing UPS for race and religious discrimination and retaliation, alleging a Muslim of Jordanian descent working at the company’s San Bruno hub was subjected to physical and verbal harassment, including being called “Dr. Bomb,” “al-Qaida” and “Taliban.” THE EEOC  suit states that Talal Alfaour, a Jordanian Muslim working for UPS in San Francisco since 1995, faced verbal and physical harassment since at least 2004.  Alfaour, who works as a loader and revenue worker, was told by a supervisor that he could never handle hazardous materials because he was a “terrorist” and that he would “blowup the building.”  Other workers referred to Alfaour as “al Qaeda,” “Taliban,” and “Dr. Bomb.” 

He has also been assaulted by co-workers with various implements including bottles, rocks, and tools.  On one occasion, a dead mouse was placed in Alfaour’s lunch.

Alfaour repeatedly reported the harassing conagement to no avail.  Instead of taking effective action to combat the harassment, Alfaour was involuntarily transferred and subjected to enhanced managerial scrutiny at his new position.

July 11, 2012

Muslim UPS worker claims his colleagues and managers routinely humiliated and harassed him – including spying on him while he went to the toilet.

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UK Daily Mail  Palestinian-American Ashraf Sarandah, 35, has filed an official complaint against UPS with the Equal Employment Opportunity commission for routinely discriminating against him, including one instance in which his boss followed him to the bathroom to watch him urinate.

images-1Mr Sarandah, who has a bladder and kidney condition, was then questioned for the manner in which he used the toilet, prompting a demonstration by his supervisor in the ‘American’ manner of peeing: standing up at a urinal.  UPS denies that theirs is a ‘hostile work environment’ and maintains that after each incident, proper follow up, discipline and retraining took place.

‘Working for UPS has been extremely humiliating and hurtful,’ Mr Sarandah said to the MailOnline. ‘As though it were not enough that management referred to me as a monkey, associated me with terrorists, and made repeated derogatory remarks against my ethnicity.’

images-2The most heinous instance of harassment was this year, when a manager followed him to the bathroom to watch him use the toilet. Mr Sarandah had been accused of clogging the toilet by his supervisors and he said they wanted to watch him so he wouldn’t do it again. Some Muslims believe that getting urine on one’s body or clothing is a sin, so men will often refrain from using a urinal, opting for a toilet instead. Immune to Mr Sarandah’s religious and personal preference, another supervisor went so far as to pretend to urinate at a urinal in order to show ‘how it’s done in America,’ according to Mr Sarandah.

But the allegations don’t end there. Mr Sarandah said that his manager would repeatedly mock him during his Friday prayers and try to intimidate him. Another time, his boss told him that he subscribed to the Al Jeezera so that Mr Sarandah could ‘keep track of your terrorist boys in Al Qaeda.’

Oct. 20, 2011

UPS sued for demanding Muslim shave beard.

UPSTundra Tabloids  Sweden’s Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO) has filed a lawsuit against parcel delivery company United Parcel Service (UPS) after the company dismissed a Muslim driver who refused to shave his beard. In a lawsuit filed with Sweden’s Labour Court (Arbetsdomstolen) on Monday, the ombudsman argued that the company should pay the man, a resident of Spånga northest of Stockholm, 150,000 kronor ($23,000) in compensation plus 42,000 kronor in lost income, as well as interest on both amounts.

“The rule has no legitimate purpose and is not appropriate and necessary,” wrote Anders Wilhelmsson, the ombudsman office lawyer representing the man, in the filing.

Nov. 19, 2008

Muslim women settle discrimination suit with UPS.

Mississauga Eight Muslim women who filed a human rights complaint against the United Parcel Service (UPS) over the dress code dispute at a Mississauga sorting plant have settled with the company. The women, all devout Muslims, lost their jobs in 2005 because they refused to hike their skirts above the knee over their long pants. They argued that Islam requires them to be fully covered for modesty and alleged discrimination on the basis of religion and gender.

via FTP

UPS said the ankle-length skirts were a safety hazard as workers climb ladders up to six metres high. Only “a gap in the process” allowed the women to work there for up to two years without being told their clothing posed a risk, a UPS manager told the tribunal.

The issue grew more complicated when it was revealed that a mosque the women cited as a religious authority was disseminating slurs against Jews and Western society. In a press release after the settlement, Karen Dick of the Workers’ Action Centre in Toronto, which helped the women pursue their complaints, said, “this case sends a signal to temporary workers that they can fight injustice under Canadian and Ontario workplace laws.

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