Halliburton Accused by Government of Harassing Muslim Workers
Energy giant Halliburton failed to act as two Muslim workers in North Texas were regularly harassed about their religion by supervisors and co-workers, the federal government alleges in a lawsuit.
Bloomberg Law reports the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges Hassan Snoubar and Mir Ali were harassed and otherwise discriminated against because of their national origin. Snoubar is from Syria, and Ali is from India. Both worked for Halliburton Energy Services Inc. as operator assistants, the EEOC says.
Reporter Patrick Dorrian writes: “The lawsuit continues the agency’s crackdown on employer practices or other workplace behaviors that target workers who are Muslim or Sikh, or of Arab, Middle Eastern, or South Asian descent. Eliminating such discrimination is one of the federal job rights watchdog’s top enforcement priorities.”