In Sacramento, CA, a Muslim employee of Sacramento County, named Abdur-Rahim Wasi, who is African-American, filed a lawsuit claiming religious and racial discrimination. He alleges that he faced this discrimination ever since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He also claims that the county who was his employer failed to make reasonable accommodations to allow him to practice his faith. The county has denied the claims and holds that it followed reasonable steps to stop the alleged harassment or discrimination.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. This law is enforced by the Civil Rights Center.
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