A group of 16 Muslim workers have filed a complaint against their employer in Warren after they say they had to choose between their job and their religion.
The employees were machine operators at the Brose Jefferson facility in Warren, and have worked there for many years. They say, on May 30, their supervisors made them choose between their job and their religion over a Ramadan request.
During Ramadan, strict fasting is observed by Muslims from sunrise to sunset.
So, earlier in May, the workers requested they be allowed to take their meal break after sundown at 9 p.m., instead of the usual 7 p.m. break time during the duration of Ramadan. This year, the holy month of Ramadan was celebrated by Muslims worldwide from May 27 to June 25.