Monday, November 2, 2009

Texas: Major Medical Group Bows to CAIR

The Islamic whining machine, the Council on American Islamic Relations, has secured another victory. How much longer will this organization be allowed to bully us from within?

CAIR: Texas Medical Group Apologizes for Hijab Flap, Clarifies Policy on
Religious Accommodation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim
civil rights and advocacy organization announced today that a major medical
group in Texas has apologized to a Muslim job applicant and has agreed to
"clarify" its policy on religious accommodation for employees who wear
religious attire such as Islamic head scarves (hijab) or beards.

Clinic Apologizes for Telling Muslim Doctor She Can't Wear Headscarf

Last week, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
reported that a Muslim doctor being interviewed for a position with CareNow, a
medical group with 22 facilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, was told that
a "no hat" policy would prohibit her from wearing hijab.
She was also
reportedly informed that CareNow prohibits employees from wearing beards.
(Many Muslim men view wearing a beard as a religious requirement.)

A CAIR letter to CareNow noted that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of an
employee, unless to do so would create an "undue hardship" on the employer.

In an October 31 e-mail, CareNow President Tim Miller wrote:

"We regret the misunderstanding with Dr. Zaki. We will clarify our policy and
continue to provide training to our current employees to try to prevent future
We look forward to sitting down with Dr. Zaki and
discussing potential job opportunities. Bright, young doctors like her are
just what we're looking for."

"We are pleased that all current and future CareNow employees will have their
legal right to religious accommodation acknowledged and respected," said CAIR
National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

He said CAIR's South Carolina chapter recently assisted a Muslim worker who
alleges that he suffered religious discrimination at the hands of co-workers
after he requested a private place at work to perform his prayers.

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