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CAIR Civil Rights: Delware Dunkin’ Donuts Allows Hijab

(WASHINGTON, DC, 2/1/05) – Following intervention by the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Dunkin’ Donuts employee in
Delaware is now being allowed to wear her religiously-mandated head scarf
to work. The employee recently accepted Islam and requested permission to
wear the scarf. Her request was denied and she was allegedly threatened
with termination. CAIR’s Civil Rights Department sent a letter to the
company explaining the legal requirement to provide reasonable religious
accommodation in the workplace.

CAIR publishes a booklet, called “An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious
Practices,” designed to prevent just such incidents. The booklet is
available by e-mailing pubs@cair-net.org. (Include name, address and phone
number when requesting the booklet.)

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and
chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding
of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American
Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:
http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About

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CONTACT: CAIR Civil Rights Manager Khadija Athman, 202-488-8787, ext. 6033

 

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