NEVER HIRE A MUSLIM Reason #121: Chicago car dealership ordered to pay Muslim employees $100,000 because of alleged name-calling



Tinley Park car dealership Rizza Buick GMC Cadillac, Inc. must pay $100,000 to resolve a religious discrimination lawsuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.

Chicago Tribune  The lawsuit, filed in September, alleged that Rizza Cadillac violated the Civil Rights Act “by subjecting three Arab Muslim employees to a hostile work environment based upon their national origin and religion,” the EEOC said.


Chicago Tribune  “What we found was that Rizza’s managers allegedly used offensive slurs, such as ‘terrorist,’ … and ‘Hezbollah,’ and made mocking and insulting references to the Qur’an and the manner in which Muslims pray,” John Rowe, who supervised the EEOC’s pre-suit administrative investigation, said in a statement.

John Hendrickson, an attorney with the EEOC, added in the press release that “such hostile conduct is both the worst type of negative stereotyping on the basis of national origin and religion and exactly what Title VII (of the Civil Rights Act) was designed to remedy.” The federal consent decree approved by a federal judge notes that “no party admits the claims or defenses of any other party.”

In its own press release, the Chicago office of terror-linked CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relation)s said the three employees “experienced extreme harassment.” CAIR’s Chicago Litigation Jihad Director, Kevin Vodak, said the Muslim Brotherhood front group is pleased by the resolution.