Title: Employment discrimination and Muslims in the USA

Authors: Frank J. Cavico; Bahaudin G. Mujtaba

Addresses: H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796, USA. ' H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796, USA.

Abstract: Fears of terrorism and radical extremists have engendered increased discrimination and harassment in the US workplace against Muslim employees. The principal purpose of this paper is to examine civil rights law in the USA as applied to the religious discrimination and harassment of Muslim and Arab-American employees. The paper provides an overview of the US discrimination laws and discusses the nature and role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in implementing and enforcing discrimination law. Detailed recommendations are supplied to managers on how to deal with civil rights laws generally and the prohibitions against religious harassment and discrimination specifically. Recommendations are also provided on how to deal with and to defend discrimination lawsuits.

Keywords: civil rights law; employment discrimination; religious discrimination; harassment; reasonable accommodation; Muslims; Arab-American employees; USA; United States; Muslim employees.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2011.043279

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2011 Vol.4 No.3, pp.279 - 297

Available online: 23 Oct 2011 *

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