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CAIR, Jacobs & Crumplar Law Firm to Announce Suit Challenging Delaware Agency’s No-Hijab Rule

(WASHINGTON, DC, 8/6/20) — On Thursday, August 6, lawyers from Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the law firm Jacobs & Crumplar will hold an online news conference to announce the filing of a lawsuit in Delaware federal court on behalf of three Muslim women forbidden by their employer from wearing hijabs, or Islamic head scarves.  

NOTE: Last year, Madinah Brown — a plaintiff in tomorrow’s lawsuit — filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the Delaware agency.  Two other Muslim women who were also prohibited from wearing hijab at work have since come forward.]  

SEEState Employee Claims Delaware Discriminates Against Her Over Hijab  

Video: CAIR Announces EEOC Complaint by Delaware Muslim Employee Denied Right to Wear Hijab  

WHAT: CAIR, Jacobs & Crumplar to Announces Filing of Lawsuit in Delaware Federal Court  

WHEN: August 6, 12:30 p.m. ET  

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  • Patrick Gallagher, Jacobs & Crumplar 
  • Zanah Ghalawanji, CAIR Attorney 
  • Gadeir Abbas, CAIR Attorney 

CONTACT:  CAIR Staff Attorney Zanah Ghalawanji, 202-516-4733,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,  

CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.  

The Washington-based civil rights organization offers a booklet, called “An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices,” to help employers gain a better understanding of Islam and Muslims in the workplace.  

CAIR: An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices  

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.  

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.