A Muslim advocacy group has filed a civil rights complaint with state officials alleging a Metro Detroit man faced discrimination at a transportation company because of his religion.

While training as a mechanic at the Metro Cars site in Taylor this year, the employee heard numerous remarks on the shop floor denouncing Muslims, immigrants and other minorities, said Amy Doukoure, staff attorney with the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

After the worker mentioned his religious dietary restrictions during a luncheon, she said, "he was disciplined almost every week."

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