Consider the four scenarios below and answer the questions after each one.
Scenario 1: Muhammad, who is Arab American, works for XYZ Motors, a large used car business. Muhammad meets with his manager and complains that Bill, one of his co-workers, regularly calls him names like “camel jockey,” “the local terrorist,” and “the ayatollah,” and has intentionally embarrassed him in front of customers by claiming that he is incompetent. How should the superior respond?
Scenario 2: Three of the 10 Muslim employees in XYZ’s 30-person template design division approach their supervisor and ask that they be allowed to use a conference room in an adjacent building for prayer. Until making the request, those employees prayed at their workstations. What should XYZ do?
Scenario 3: Susan is an experienced clerical worker who wears a hijab (head scarf) in conformance with her Muslim beliefs. XYZ Temps places Susan in a longterm assignment with one of its clients. The client contacts XYZ and requests that it notify Susan that she must remove her hijab while working at the front desk, or that XYZ assign another person to Susan’s position. According to the client, Susan’s religious attire violates its dress code and presents the “wrong image.” Should XYZ comply with its client’s request?
Scenario 4: Anwar, who was born in Egypt, applies for a position as a security guard with XYZ Corp., which contracts to provide security services at government office building. Can XYZ require Muhammad to undergo a background investigation before he is hired?