Saturday, December 10, 2011

No dhimmitude at Hertz

Hertz will not bend to Islamic demands for special treatment. This is a breath of fresh, and noteworthy air as most companies, when faced with Islamic agitation for special treatment, bend at the knee and kiss the hand of their new master. Bravo to Hertz, other companies need to take notice and behave the same. See the original story here.

Have you driven a Hertz, lately" (1950's slogan)

From The Orlando Sentinel December 9 by Laura L. Myers

Hertz to fight Muslim workers' suit over prayer breaks

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Hertz rental car company, facing a religious discrimination suit by 25 fired Muslim drivers, said on Thursday it would "vigorously defend" itself in a dispute involving prayer breaks at its Seattle airport office.

Hertz says the drivers, all of them Somali natives, refused to clock in and out for the 10-minute paid breaks they took twice daily, as required under their union contract, and abused their breaks by failing to return to work promptly.

The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in King County Superior Court, accuses Hertz of intentionally creating a "hostile work environment owing to religious, race and national origin discrimination" by terminating the drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in late October.

The lawsuit says Hertz employees at the airport have been allowed to take bathroom or smoking breaks for the past 15 years without clocking in or out. It also says Muslim workers among them have long been permitted to take prayer breaks off the clock and that their labor contract does not require clocking out for such breaks.

Business changing for Muslims instead of the other way around is SOP for Muslims in America.

Their lawyer, Jack Sheridan, said the Muslims workers, whose job it was to shuttle rental cars for cleaning and refueling, typically prayed in privately designated spaces twice daily for three to five minutes at a time.

Besides Hertz, the lawsuit names two Hertz managers as defendants, accusing them of addressing Muslim workers in a harsh tone, peering into the women's designated prayer space for no reason and banging on the women's restroom door.

Looking for their missing employees, no doubt.

In a written statement issued on Thursday, Hertz spokesman Richard Broome said, "this situation has absolutely nothing to do with religious or discrimination."

It does when it concerns Muslims and their Allah-given right to be above everyone else when it comes to accommodations and special treatment.

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