This from NY Times, 23 Sept 2010:
Federal law requires employers to accommodate head scarves, also called hijabs, as well as prayer breaks and other practices based on sincere religious beliefs unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the employer.
It is now a federal law that if Muslims are not accommodated at work, the employer can be fined. The EEOC ( Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), funded by your taxes, enforces the law and fines the companies. Many companies from Abercrombie and Fitch, Disney and major meatpacking plants have paid out millions of dollars in fines just in 2009.
The agency says that the Muslim workers lodge the most complaints, more than racial complaints, sex discrimination, any other form.
The federal government is working overtime to sue the companies, it says.
However, if you are a Jew who is not allowed to wear your prayer tassles ( tsitsit) out of your shirt, as is commanded by many rabbis, a Sikh who wears a turban as part of their religion, or an Amish man who wears a beard and distinct garments, forget it.
You will not be taken seriously.
The law is for a certain group and no one else.
So much for separation of church and state.
So much for our constitution.
So much for the America we knew and loved.