A Muslim woman who worked for a McDonald’s franchisee in Maryland claims managers and co-workers harassed her and subjected her to religious discrimination after she converted to Islam. Diamond Powell, 28, of Baltimore, converted to Islam in February 2017 and began wearing a ‘hijab’ during working hours. Or most likely, she was wearing the full face-covering headbag as she is wearing in the photo below.
Daily Mail (h/t Thereza B) She filed a lawsuit against her former employer, Susdewitt Management LLC of Lanham, Maryland, on Thursday with the backing of attorneys from the designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations).
The Morgan State University graduate was Christian in 2016 when she started working for the company, which operated two McDonald’s locations at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
A manager allegedly told her to ‘take that hoodie off’ her head while another manager told her, ‘You don’t have to wait for God to wake up for you to pray’. Powell’s religious beliefs mandate that she must pray five times a day at prescribed times. (No! Islam allows you to make up missed prayers later in the day)
A general manager initially granted Powell’s request to take short prayer breaks during her shifts. But he allegedly prohibited Powell from praying in a quiet spot at the airport and instead told her to pray in a dirty stock room.
After Powell continued praying outside the restaurant (on a prayer rug with her ass up in the air and her head on the ground), the general manager eventually revoked her request to take a prayer break, saying, ‘God will understand,’ according to the lawsuit.
‘By doing so, the general manager forced Powell to choose between continuing her employment with McDonald’s or sacrificing her sincerely-held religious beliefs,’ the suit says. (He should have fired her for not obeying the rules)
Powell resigned from the job in April 2018. Her suit accuses Susdewitt Management of violating the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.