Here we go again, the Islamic battle over dress codes for work. In February, it was the uniforms at a Torilla factory. In England, a hair salon was sued for rejecting the hijab. There have been complaints over exposed arms in the medical practice for sanitary purposes. This time it's the 'right' to wear a hijab while working at McDonalds. The work place is becoming a testing ground for sharia in the West.
Hat tip ROP.
Two Muslim women said they were denied jobs at a McDonald's restaurant in Dearborn because they wore Islamic headscarves, according to a discrimination lawsuit filed today in Wayne County Circuit Court.
Toi Whitfield, 20, of Detroit, and Quiana Pugh, 25, of Dearborn, said they applied for jobs at the McDonald's on Ford Road in the eastern section of Dearborn, but were told by the store manager "you're not going to work here if you don't remove" the headscarf, known as hijab. According to the women, he also said he couldn't "really hire you due to your scarf."
A spokeswoman for McDonald's did not immediately comment on the lawsuit, but said a statement would be coming soon.
The Dearborn restaurant happens to be one of only two stores in the U.S. that sells Chicken McNuggets that are halal, the Muslim equivalent of kosher.
Dawud Walid, head of the Michigan branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations, said that it's upsetting that a restaurant with such a large Muslim customer base would discriminate against Muslim women employees.
"They'll take Muslim dollars, but won't hire Muslim female employees," Walid said.
...who don't follow the same dress code for all employees.
The case was filed in Detroit against the store manager, a management company, and McDonald's. It alleges the restaurant violated a state civil rights law.
The store is located in an area with one of the largest Arab-American and Muslim communities in the U.S.
Walid said the two Muslim women were African-Americans born in the United States.
A chain restaurant that caters to halal needs can hardly be considered anti-Muslim. Unless the other employees are wearing similar headgear of personal choice, then how can these two women claim they've been singled out when the dress code applies to all?
It appears the restaurant has given an inch and is expected a mile.
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