In 2016, a group of Somali nationals filed a discrimination claim against Ariens, a Briliion, WI-based manufacturer of snowthrowing and small enging outdoor equipment. The employees, all Muslim, had been allowed to align their company-paid and designated break period with their daily religious obligations to pray.
In January 2016, Ariens changed their policy to be less flexible and the employees were no longer able to align their rest periods with the timing of their prary rituals.
Shortly following, the employees were discharged or resigned and filed a class suit against Ariens with the Green Bay office of the EEOC.
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