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Utah Muslim Applauds With Lawsuit Against Ex-Employer For Religious Discrimination



Initially, Allan Goodson was a Christian, but he returned to Islam, and from that point on he was harassed by his supervisor and colleagues. Goodson had reported these actions to another supervisor who brushed aside his concerns by labeling the actions to be taken as simply a joke.

He filed a lawsuit against Bradshaw Chevrolet for violating Civil Rights Act VII, which states that no employee shall be discriminated against on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, etc.

The lawsuit explains that as a Muslim, Goodson has to pray five times a day, but his supervisors refused to adapt to his working hours and instead called him a “terrorist.”

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These xenophobic and Islamophobic remarks were also encountered by Goodson’s Middle Eastern friend who the supervisor mocked saying, “The darker your skin color, the nastier you are”, and other obscene remarks like “sable n *** “.

When the owner, Mark Bradshaw, was questioned, he denied all of these allegations. Goodson pointed out last August that he was fired because of his religious affiliation, which is Islam. He had filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) and three days later he was twice sacked.

Although the EEOC did not follow up on his request, it granted Goodson the right to sue the company within 90 days this year. The lawsuit was filed Monday by a Salt Lake Metropolis agency with the Council on US-Islamic Relations. Gheider Abbas, an attorney for the Council, considered the dealership to be a “toxic” place full of age-old fanatic perceptions.

Muslims have long been the target of white supremacists and evangelists. America’s image of a “melting pot” is called into question by such acts that many Muslims and other racial, religious and ethnic entities endure in the country, some even worse than that. The media are quick to portray all Muslims as terrorists, but fail to scrutinize the actions in their country.

A 2013 study showed that Muslims applying for a job face more discrimination even in the application process and tend to have the lowest recall rate nationwide, almost under 13%.

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In 2015, Abercombie and Fitch discriminated against a candidate who wore a hijab. In 2017, Pax Assist provided disability assistance to people with disabilities, but continued to discriminate against Muslims.

Their Muslim workers demanded a change in working hours during Ramadan but instead supervisors blasted, saying, “We don’t care about Ramadan. We will give you a break on our time, not your time.

Allan Goodson took courageous action knowing full well his position as a Muslim in the country. The media must highlight his case to hold the car dealership accountable for its Islamophobic and xenophobic actions.

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The American public must support the victims to revitalize the values ​​of American society, which was built on notions of liberalism, religious pluralism and tolerance.



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