The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
July 7, 2014
Nursing Home Prohibited Religious Headwear and Fired Worker in Retaliation Federal Agency Charges
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Jasper, Ala., nursing home violated federal law when it refused to allow a Muslim employee to wear a hijab (the traditional covering for the hair and neck that is worn by Muslim women) on the job, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a workplace discrimination lawsuit filed June 30. EEOC v. Shadescrest Health Care Center, ND Ala. Case 6:14-cv-01253-SLB (June 30, 2014). The agency also contends that Shadescrest fired the employ in retaliation for firing a complaint with the EEOC.
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