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The Bobster
01-26-2017, 06:40 AM
http://nypost.com/2017/01/26/jfk-wheelchair-service-denied-muslim-employees-right-to-pray-complaint/

JFK wheelchair service denied Muslim employees right to pray: complaint
By Yoav Gonen
January 26, 2017 | 12:15am

The company that provides wheelchair assistance at JFK Airport is accused of violating the city’s human-rights law by denying requests from Muslim employees for break time to pray.

A complaint filed by the city’s Commission on Human Rights on Jan. 13 alleges managers at Pax Assist Inc. also harassed Muslim employees over a radio system when they asked for accommodation for the Ramadan fast in June and July.

The 250-worker firm could face civil penalties as high as $250,000.

The city’s action stems from a complaint by three members of the 32BJ Employees Service Union.

A Pax Assist Inc. employee who said he is a manager but refused to give his name said the allegations “have no merit.”