The University of Waikato is reassuring its Islamic community that it does not condone discrimination after one of its lecturers implied on social media that employers should not hire Muslims because they stop to pray five times a day.

And Zumber Mohammed, who complained to the university about the post by American and history lecturer Dr Raymond Richards on a Z Energy Facebook page last Friday about diversity in the workplace, has also been contacted by the university thanking him for alerting them to the matter and telling him the university had very clear expectations of staff conduct.

University of Waikato spokeswoman Alice Clements said the university was reaching out with stakeholders including the student association and other groups on campus that any concerns they had were being taken seriously.

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