The owners of Portland’s Eastland Park Hotel are facing a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a former employee.
In the suit, Ayan Farah, a Muslim, claimed her supervisor at the hotel would not let her pray during her break time. Farah said that when she complained, she was fired.
The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has taken up Farah’s case and filed the lawsuit on Tuesday.
Eastland Park General Manager Pete McNamee would not comment on specifics of the suit, but he said the hotel did nothing wrong.
McNamee told News 8, “The Eastland Park Hotel is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and a workplace free of discrimination to all of its employees and denies that it has violated any federal or state laws.”
The case most likely will end in a jury trial. [Link]
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