Muslims accuse employer of discrimination for not being allowed to dehydrate and risk injury during Ramadan heatwave

Muslims observing Ramadan at Jaguar Land Rover factories were forced to break their religious fast as the shopfloor temperature soared, it is claimed.

Workers attempting to adhere to strict Ramadan rules say they had to take on fluid during the day in contravention of the ritual.

Seems like a golden opportunity to let nature run its course if you ask me.

h/t ZD

  • DMB

    They should have booked time off or work or go on night shift (assuming they have one). Since they refused to take preventative measures or hydrate themselves the company should have terminated there employment for refusal to comply otherwise it will be Jaguar/Landrover who probably would be fined.

    • Exile1981

      In Canada you can not fire some one for fasting during ramadon and then collapsing for failure to follow company rules about hydration. I know this from personal experience.

      • DMB

        True especially if your in a union. If these workers were temps they could easily be fired without a cause. If they were full time non unionized they would have to go through a disciplinary process (verbal warning, written warning, suspension then termination).

      • Gary

        Thanks, I’ll stay off a TTC bus when I see the Hijab clad driver or really tire male with a knitted skull cap.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I would let them die and then toss whisky soaked pork on the corpses.

    • That makes sense.

    • Blacksmith

      So long as you use cheap whiskey or Scotch.

  • Millie_Woods

    It’s a religious ritual that has no place in the public domain. Practice it at home or at your place of worship. Besides etreme fasting is stupid.

  • moraywatson

    This isn’t normal. Tell these muslim asshats to fuck off.

  • WalterBannon

    just fire them, or better yet fire at them with a Sten gun

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As I have previously mentioned, I have business dealings with some Muslims whose families had fled Afghanistan when the communist coup overthrew the monarchy. They were considered aristocracy at that time. Here in New York, they run art galleries and own a liquor store, while some of their women, none wearing burkas or hijabs, work as beauticians, activities that would have the imams muttering “wtf?” I saw the manager of one of the art galleries and asked him how he was handling Ramadan. “It’s a pain in the ass,” he answered. “I can’t wait till it ends.” Then I asked him if the gallery’s owner, who was away on business in Uzbekistan, was also fasting. “Probably not,” came the reply.

  • Tokenn

    Remember the old [Kipling?] line about ‘Olny mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun…’ Well, only an idiot Muslim would refuse to take a drink of water on a hot day. I wonder if Mohammed was just screwing with his people when he had this ‘revelation’…

  • Blacksmith

    Fek em, let them die or fire them for causing unsafe work conditions.

  • Gary

    This must have been in India since FORD sold off Jaguar and Land-rover to TADA Motor of India?
    Or is this the UK plants they kept open. TADA Motors produces that $2000.00 car and could exports the Jags and Rovers just from the really low labour costs. Sell off the Plants , GM and FORD use Mexico so it’s not something new to find the cheapest labour.