(DALLAS, TX, 11/30/17) -- The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) and Tremain Artaza PLLC today filed an employment discrimination complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission’s Civil Rights Division on behalf of a young Muslim woman who alleges that Dillard’s refused her employment due to her hijab.
The woman applied to work as a salesperson at the Dillard’s department store in Garland, Texas, and wore her hijab to her interview with a department manager. The woman’s employment discrimination complaint asserts that the department manager offered the woman the sales position but told the woman that she would not be permitted to wear her hijab while working on the sales floor.
The complaint further asserts that after the woman’s sister intervened and complained to the store manager about the no-hijab policy, the store manager did not allow the woman to begin training but instead told the woman Dillard’s would be conducting more interviews for the position and keep her application under consideration. The woman has not since heard from Dillard’s about the position.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/30/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today submitted a written statement for the record for the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on “World Wide Threats: Keeping America Secure in the New Age of Terror.”
While the hearing examined a broad array of current threats to America and work by the federal government to counter these threats, CAIR’s comments primarily focused on: 1) How Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs actively surveil, profile, censor, and divide the American Muslim community; and, 2) Steps Congress, law enforcement and other government agencies can take to better protect the rights of all Americans while keeping America secure.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/29/2017) – Earlier today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, responded to what it called President Trump’s “incitement to violence against American Muslims” after he retweeted Islamophobic videos from an anti-Muslim British political leader who has been charged in the United Kingdom with “religious aggravated harassment.”
Joining CAIR at the Capitol Hill news conference in Washington, D.C., were representatives of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT).
SPEAKERS: (In Order of Appearance) CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad, MPAC Policy Fellow for Religious Freedom Ilhan Cagri, and SAALT Director of National Policy and Advocacy Lakshmi Sridaran.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/29/2017) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned what it called President Trump’s “incitement to violence against American Muslims” after he retweeted Islamophobic videos from an anti-Muslim British political leader who has been charged in the United Kingdom with “religious aggravated harassment.”
MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR will hold a news conference on this issue later today at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
WHAT: American Muslims Respond to Trump’s Incitement to Hatred of Islam
WHEN: Wednesday, November 29, 2 p.m.
WHERE: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003