Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Dell welcomes back Muslim workers

Filed under
Hardware
Legal

Dell Computer has reached agreement with 31 workers at its Nashville factory who left the firm after a disagreement over evening prayers.

The group of workers, mostly from Somalia, left the firm after disagreements about sunset prayers. Muslims are required to pray five times a day. Timing of prayer can be flexible, except for sunset prayers which must be heard within half an hour of sunset. The workers were employed through employment agency Spherion.

Dell blamed events on a misunderstanding and said some managers would receive further training on existing guidelines.

The Nashville Metro Human Relations Commission, which supported the workers, welcomed the understanding. It said some workers had already returned to work and other workers will get letters telling them the glad tidings soon.

Kevin Jones, executive director at the Metro Human Relations Commission, said: "Internationally, Dell is well regarded in the Muslim community and is demonstrating its commitment to accommodating prayer in the workplace."®

From theregister.

More in Tux Machines

Next-Generation Secure Network Tunnel Announced For The Linux Kernel

Jason Donenfeld announced today WireGuard, what he describes as a next-generation secure network tunnel for the Linux kernel. Read more

Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Are Now Available for Download

Thanks to one of our regular readers who constantly monitored the development progress of the Linux Mint 18 operating systems, we've been informed that the final ISO images are now available for download for both Cinnamon and MATE editions. At a first glance, it would seem that Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre has approved the ISO images earlier today, June 28, 2016, for landing. Therefore, we checked the Irish mirror, where the ISOs usually appear first, and it looks like they are already available for download in their final, production-ready form. Read more

Red Hat and Microsoft, Other News

Leftovers: Gaming