FORT MORGAN, Colo. (CBS4) – A settlement was reached between a meatpacking company and more than 130 Muslim workers fired from its plant in Fort Morgan.

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Cargill agreed to pay $1.5 million. The workers claimed they were fired for protesting Muslim employees were not allowed to take short breaks for prayers.

In August of 2017, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission ruled the company violated those employees’ civil rights.

Comments (2)
  1. Scott Murphy says:

    So does this mean anyone can take”prayer breaks”? I guess the normal 30 minute lunch and two 15 minute breaks everyone else gets wasn’t good enough for this group?

  2. Larry Davis says:

    What else can you expect from the EEOC, when you see the political makeup of the commission. I think all should strike until the EEOC changes the ruling or gives the same exact time off each day to Non Muslims. If you people do not stand for what is right now, you will never be able to.

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