Designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has filed religious discrimination lawsuits and hostile workplace environment complaints, this time against McDonald’s franchisees in Connecticut and Maryland, on behalf of two female Muslim females who were refused employment because of their hijabs or failed to obey the company’s rules forbidding Muslim prayer in the middle of the restaurant several times a day.
CAIR According to the first complaint, after Ms. Arlene Hassan finished her job interview, she was offered a position with McDonald’s but was instructed that she would not be able to wear her hijab during the course of her employment, in accordance with company policy.
Ms. Hassan requested a religious accommodation to wear her hijab. However, McDonald’s rejected her request because company policy does not permit to wear the hijab in the work place. According to Ms. Hassan, management explained that it had previously terminated an employee because she chose to wear the hijab.
According to the second complaint, after Ms. Diamond Powell converted to Islam, she faced hostility and retaliation. At first, Ms. Powell received a religious accommodation to wear her hijab and pray her obligatory prayers.
At one point, management reprimanded Ms. Powell for taking short prayer breaks. Management further informed Ms. Powell that they do not “want her to pray inside the store because then people will think it’s a sanctuary.” Both Ms. Hassan and Ms. Powell were forced to resign their employment.
Ms. Powell reported the harassment to Human Resources and Management. However, no corrective action was taken. Instead, a supervisor threatened to retaliate against and terminate Ms. Powell if she continued to practice her faith in the workplace.
Will employers never learn? If you don’t want Muslims in hijabs working for you, never tell them that the hijab is the reason. Otherwise, you will end up in court fighting designated terrorist group litigation jihadists who have unlimited funds to sue American businesses for refusing to submit to Muslim religious demands.
If you hire a Muslim woman who doesn’t wear a hijab for the interview, then you should expect her to start wearing one after she begins working for you. If you fire her for it, you will be sued by CAIR. You should be able to tell by her name whether or not she is a Muslim.
And don’t think that telling her your business has a dress code (that doesn’t allow any kind of headgear on the job) will stop her from suing you. There’s a graveyard of businesses that made that costly mistake. This isn’t the first time CAIR has sued McDonalds over this same issue. Muslim women seek $10 million for job discrimination at McDonald’s
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