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Court Dismisses Suit Alleging Dearborn Teachers Were Discriminated Against Because They Were Not Muslim
Religion Clause Blog: In Purcell v. Fadlallah, (ED MI, July 17, 2013), a Michigan federal district court dismissed a lawsuit that had been brought by two teachers who claimed they suffered discrimination in the Dearborn, Michigan schools because they were neither Muslim nor Arab.
Religion Clause: “A discrimination lawsuit was filed late last month by two Christian high school teachers against Imad Fadlallah, the now-retired principal of Dearborn, Michigan’s Fordson High School, and against the school district. The complaint (full text) in Purcell v. Fadlallah, (ED MI, filed 8/27/2010), alleges that Fadlallah used his position as principal to promote Islam and to systematically weed out teachers, coaches and employees who are not Muslim or Arab . . . The lawyer who filed the suit on behalf of the teachers has issued a press release summarizing plaintiff’s claims.”