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McDonald's franchises discriminated against women wearing hijabs - group
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McDonald's franchises discriminated against women wearing hijabs - group

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Disclaimer: New York, USA - June 10, 2011: The McDonald's arch sign in Times Square, image taken on a summer friday morning with a selective focus lensbaby. Getty Images/abalcazar

DANIEL WIESSNER

 

 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations on Thursday said it had filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of two Muslim women who claim McDonald’s franchises discriminated against them because they wear a religious head scarf.

CAIR, the country’s largest civil rights groups representing Muslims, says a Maryland woman was forced to quit her job at a McDonald’s franchise in April because of the harassment she faced after converting to Islam and starting to wear a hijab. And a franchise in Connecticut allegedly refused to hire a woman after she told the manager she planned to wear the scarf at work.

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