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Columbia University in Muslim Discrimination Probe

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Friday, 11 Aug 2017 11:17 AM

A complaint filed against Columbia University says the school's chaplain denied the requests of Muslim employees to work earlier shifts during Ramadan and reprimanded them for taking daily breaks to pray, The Columbia Spectator reports.

The student newspaper said the charges are made by a former employee in a complaint to the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

The complaint alleges that when University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis was confronted, she told the employee, "I've never had someone who works for me who takes so many breaks."

Two other current and former members of the chaplain's staff verified the ex- employee's allegations to The Spectator.

Columbia could face up to $250,000 in penalties and be ordered to reform its internal policies on religious accommodations.

The university had no comment on the complaint.

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A complaint filed against Columbia University says the school’s chaplain denied the requests of Muslim employees to work earlier shifts during Ramadan and reprimanded them for taking daily breaks to pray, The Columbia Spectator reports.
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