discrimination lawsuit alleged that
Khan’s request was denied and later terminated. Khan had worked at the restaurant since 2001
and was promoted to crew trainer in 2003.
“Workers have the right to request an accommodation
which would allow them to work while still practicing their religious beliefs,” said Melissa
Barrios, director of the Fresno EEOC office. “Employers must consider such requests and ensure
that no negative actions are taken against workers who exercise this right.”
anti-discrimination policy that will be distributed to
managers of five McDonald’s restaurants in Fresno and Clovis, and provide training to managers
about how to handle requests to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs.
religious discrimination and retaliation.
religious discrimination,” said Anna Y. Park, the
EEOC’s regional attorney from Los Angeles who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Khan. “We
hope other employers follow McDonald’s lead in promoting training and development of extensive