Muslims in Utah File Workplace Discrimination Suit

December 14, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

On December 14, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "from the time they started work at a Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City, three Muslims from Africa were subjected to derogatory comments from co-workers about their race and religion, they contend. In addition, the black men say their white American counterparts received better pay raises and more opportunities to work overtime... Now, the three from Sudan have gone to court over the alleged harassment. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, they accuse the Oakland, Calif.-based company of creating a hostile work environment and discriminating based on race and national origin. The three -- Alaeldin Ahmedomer, Elsadig Osman and Mohammed Ahmedomer, who no longer work at the Sugar House area plant -- are seeking unspecified damages."