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APPENDIX E

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MUSLIM EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

IN WHICH COURT AFFIRMED FINDING OF DISCRMINATION

(Listed in chronological order)

Rasul v. District of Columbia, 680 F. Supp. 436 (D.D.C. 1988) March 4, 1988.
Muslim minister whose application for job as prison chaplain had been rejected based on religious affiliation.

Rigdon v. Perry, 962 F. Supp. 150 (D.D.C. 1997) April 7, 1997 Military chaplains and congregants sued Secretaries of Defense, United States Air Force, United States Army, and United States Navy, challenging prohibition imposed on chaplains forbidding them from encouraging congregants to contact Congress on pending antiabortion legislation.

Fraternal Order of Police Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark, 170 F.3d 359 (3rd Cir. 1999) NJ March 3, 1999 Police officers brought action alleging that city, police department, and others violated their free exercise rights under the First Amendment by requiring them to shave their beards in violation of their Sunni Muslim religious beliefs.

Hasham v. California State Bd. of Equalization 200 F.3d 1035 (7th Cir. 2000) January 5, 2000
Earlier case: Hasham v. California State Bd. of Equalization, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 1998 WL 456558 (N.D.Ill.,1998) July 31, 1998
Pakistani Muslim employed by state government

Nasser v. CSX Lines, LLC, 191 F.Supp.2d 307 (E.D.N.Y. 2002) March 20, 2002
Yemeni Muslim seaman injured in on-the-job incident and refused medical help for religious reasons

Rez v. City of Los Angeles, Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.2d, 2002 WL 938267 Cal.App. 2 Dist., May 9, 2002
Syrian Muslim city employee brought action against his employer for employment discrimination based on religion and national origin.

Abdi v. Masterson Personnel, Inc., Not Reported in N.W.2d, 2004 WL 772087 Minn.App.,2004. April 13, 2004
Muslim woman who refused to wear pants to work

Yasin v. Bartlett, Slip Copy, 2004 WL 3826817 (S.D. Tex.2004) October 25, 2004
Pakistani Muslim aliens’ suit against government for delay in proceeing immigrant labor certifications

Omari v. Waste Gas Fabricating Co., Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 545294 (E.D. Pa.,2005) March 4, 2005
Algerian Muslim fired from manufacturing company

DeVeaux v. City of Philadelphia, Not Reported in A.2d, 2005 WL 1869666 Pa.Com.Pl., July 14, 2005
Preliminary injunction reinstating him to employment of Muslim firefighter who refused to shave his beard.

E.E.O.C. v. Alamo Rent-A-Car LLC, 432 F.Supp.2d 1006 (D. Ariz. 2006) May 26, 2006
Female Somali Muslim rental car agent

Azimi v. Jordan's Meats, Inc., 473 F.Supp.2d 101, 2007 WL 295257 (D. Me. 2007) January 29, 2007
Earlier cases: Azimi v. Jordan’s Meats, Inc. Not Reported in F. Supp.2d, 2004 WL 2278771, 85 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,802 (D.Me.2004) October 7, 2004; Azimi v. Jordan’s Meats, Inc. Not Reported in F. Supp.2d, 2004 WL 2278771, 85 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,802 (D.Me.2004) October 7, 2004 ; Azimi v. Jordan's Meats, Inc., 382 F.Supp.2d 154 (D.Me.,2005) July 13, 2005; Azimi v. Jordan's Meats, Inc., 456 F.3d 228 (1st Cir. 2006) Maine August 3, 2006
Afghani Muslim employee of butcher shop

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