Orlando Muslim Taxi Drivers File Federal Complaint

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Some Muslim taxi drivers in Orlando are filing a complaint with the federal agency that monitors employment discrimination alleging they were not permitted to pray during their breaks and prohibited from speaking any language other than English to each other.

Eight taxi drivers filed the complaint alleging anti-Muslim discrimination Tuesday against Star Taxi.

In the complaint, a driver claims he was warned not to pray during his breaks, even if he was out of public view, and then he was fired for doing so.

The complaint alleges that the drivers were not allowed to speak Arabic to each other.

Star Taxi’s president, Robert Gaye, says in a statement that company has a culture of tolerance, and managers only asked that drivers pray outside of high traffic areas.