First Transit Approve Prayer Breaks for Muslim Drivers

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First Transit operates bus services across the USA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transit

First Transit is owned by First Group, UK.
http://www.firsttransit.com/about-us/history

Part of the USA First Transit network is a contract they have based in Houston, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, where they transport United Airline’s employees, to and from the employee parking lot, to and from the terminal.

One full time employee, a Pakistani Muslim, has been given permission by First Transit’s Cincinnati corporate office to take prayer breaks during his shift.

http://www.firsttransit.com/about-us

This discriminates against other employees as the other, non-Muslim, employees have to call on their radio, to their supervisor, requesting a break. If it fits with the rotation/flow at that time then they are given permission to take a break. Also, only one driver at a time can take a break. However, the Muslim employee merely calls the supervisor and tells her/him that he is taking his break. There…

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