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A & F Wrong to Fire Hijab-Wearing Salesclerk

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center have announced a legal victory in a lawsuit against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch over the firing of a Muslim worker who refused to remove her religiously-mandated hijab (headscarf) as a condition for keeping her job.

CAIR reports that U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled Abercrombie & Fitch violated federal and state civil rights laws against workplace discrimination when it fired Hani Khan in 2010 for refusing to remove her hijab. The lawsuit, which was filed by CAIR-SFBA, LAS-ELC and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sought to vindicate Khan’s rights against religious discrimination in the workplace.

The entire decision is online here.

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