City settles religious discrimination lawsuit with contractor for JFK and LaGuardia airports

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New York City’s Human Rights Commission (CCHR) has settled a lawsuit of religious discrimination against Pax Assist, a contractor that provides wheelchair assistance to passengers at LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

CCHR’s first announced the lawsuit in 2017, in which they alleged Pax Assist denied breaks to their Muslim workers for daily prayers or for eating after fasting during the month of Ramadan.

The commission filed both a commission-initiated complaint and a public complaint made by a worker against the airport contractor, which works with more than two dozen airlines.

During the investigation, it was found that employees also reported they heard derogatory comments about Muslims by their managers over their communication devices when they asked to take a break earlier than scheduled. CCHR attorneys found several other employees

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2 limos JFK rode in expected to rake in $800,000 at auction this month

  • Two Lincoln Continentals that transported President John F. Kennedy will cross the auction block October 14 through Bonhams. 
  • The 1963 Continental President Kennedy rode in the morning before his assassination could fetch up to $500,000, according to pre-auction estimates. 
  • The bulletproof 1960 Continental Mark V that the president used for personal jaunts around Washington, DC, may rake in up to $300,000. 
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President John F. Kennedy’s convertible Lincoln Continental limo lives in infamy as the car the 46-year-old president was shot in on November 22, 1963 in Dallas. That car is on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, but two other Lincolns JFK rode in are up for sale this month. 

Carrying an estimate of $300,000 to $500,000, the last car to safely transport the president — a 1963 Continental that he and first lady rode in the morning of the

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