CAIR-MN, local law office supporting 10 health care company employees claiming discrimination

Thursday, 10 employees who have filed complaints against a health care company, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) and members of a local law office are speaking out against alleged employment discrimination.

According to a news release, 10 employees have filed complaints with Med-Line Express, claiming they were all terminated on the same date and replaced with white employees.

The employees who filed complaints said they were also subjected to racial slurs, were not allowed to pray in accordance with their religion and were not allowed to use the bathroom in the company’s building.

"Everyone deserves a workplace that is safe and free from prejudice and intolerance," Jaylani Hussein, CAIR-MN’s executive director, said in a statement. "That’s why we are supporting these community members as they seek justice for the discrimination they have experienced."

The employees have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights against Med-Line Express.

Morris Law Group, P.A., is also providing assistance with this case, the release states.

KSTP has reached out to Med-Line Express for comment and is awaiting response.