Religious Practice in the Work Place

December 31, 1998

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

On December 31, 1998, the Christian Science Monitor published an article on the accommodation for Muslim prayer that the city of Denver provided for Muslim taxi and airport-shuttle drivers at Denver International Airport. Denver moved a glass shelter to the grounds of the international airport to provide a warm and dry space for Muslim drivers to pray at the airport. Though, the shelter is open to use by all drivers at the airport as a shelter. Around the country, lawsuits claiming religious discrimination in the work place are on the rise, from 1,192 in 1991 to 1,786 in 1998. Roberto Corrada, a law professor at the University of Denver, stated that, "in the last decade or so, religion has been more a part of the political landscape, and a lot more people in minority religions are now claiming their rights and asking for accommodations."