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A&F Fires Muslim Employee

Hijab or head scarf is mandatory for Muslim women not only for identity purpose but more for religious compliance.

Hani Khan, a Muslim employee of a Hollister clothing store caused her job while keeping true to her Islam faith.

Khan, in her complaint, alleged that her termination was due to her refusal to remove her scarf. She added that her supervisor had no problem with her headwear so long she wears the company colors of navy, gray and white. In fact, Khan wore a headscarf during her job interview at the store as apart-time stockroom worker.

Zahra Billoo of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Khan’s termination was simply “unconscionable and against the law”.

Abercrombie & Fitch, operator of the Hollister stores, was sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A&F has another pending case with the EEOC involving another discrimination case back in September.

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