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Lawsuit Against The Eeoc Discrimination Lawsuit

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Lawsuits Filed With the EEOC Indicative of Discrimination
The religious discrimination lawsuits filed in federal court with the EEOC indicate that there were employees who believed their religious rights were not being protected. For example, Omari v. Waste Gas Fabricating Co. was a 2005 9/11 backlash case. Omari, a Muslim from Algeria, filed a claim with the EEOC for discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation under Title VII. Omari claimed that he was repeatedly called “Osama, terrorist, cave dweller, camel driver,” and was accused of making bombs and questioned as to whether or not he knew how to drive a plane into a building. Omari rejected the accusations and tried to explain that he was not an Arab, but the comments did
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Zayed also claimed she received poor performance evaluations and was demoted despite never receiving any complaints from her superiors. Apple responded by identifying performance issues that they claimed had been on going. Zayed was ultimately terminated; “sued Apple under state and federal law for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation, and infliction of emotional distress based on religion, national origin, gender, as well as failure to prevent harassment, failure to promote, and infliction of emotional distress under California state law” and the ruling was in her favor (Malos 2010, p. 301). Managers and employers are cautioned to pay close attention to these court cases as to avoid performance and legal action related to post 9/11 backlash. These cases identified organizations that were unsuccessful in having discrimination cases dismissed because there was a “failure to promptly correct improper behavior when brought to its attention” and retaliation and/or abuse from managers or co-workers (Borstoff 2011 & Malos 2010, p. 307).

Preventing Religious Harassment In The Workplace
There are no set EEOC guidelines to define religious harassment; therefore, steps are not being taken to avoid or prevent religious harassment in the workplace. This was seen in the case Zayed v. Apple Computers when Zayed’s
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