Mar 26 2012
Muslim woman applies for job at McDonald’s wearing no headbag (hijab). She arrives at work the first day wearing a headbag which is prohibited. Soon she will have the litigation jihadists from CAIR filing a lawsuit against McDonalds on her behalf.
All employers should specify a dress code on their job applications that says the wearing of any headgear, other than provided by employer, is strictly prohibited for safety reasons.
There is precedent for this: Dearbornistan, MI – Toi Whitfield, and Quiana Pugh said they applied for jobs at the McDonald’s but were told by the store manager, “You’re not going to work here if you don’t remove the headbag,” known as a hijab.
CAIR The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint against a McDonald’s restaurant in that state on behalf of a Muslim who alleges denial of employment based on her ethnicity and religion.
The Muslim job applicant reported to CAIR-MI that she recently applied for employment at a McDonald’s restaurant in Rochester Hills, Mich. During the interview, she alleges that one of the restaurant managers told her that wearing an Islamic headbag, or hijab, would be a problem. The applicant contacted the manager within a week after the interview to inquire about possible employment and was informed that someone else was selected for the position.
“We urge McDonald’s to take immediate action to bring its hiring policies into compliance with long-established legal guidelines on reasonable religious accommodation in the workplace,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
He noted that in 2008, CAIR-MI raised concerns with threatened McDonald’s regarding two similar incidents in which Muslim women alleged being denied employment because of hijab. Walid said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of an employee, unless doing so would create an “undue hardship” for the employer. (How about the hardship of losing customers because they don’t want to be waited on by people who look like terrorists?)
CAIR has the cojones to pass out a booklet called “An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices” to help corporate managers gain a better understanding of Islam and Muslims.New Religious Discrimination Manual Released