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EEOC settles case over Muslim server fired for wearing headscarf
by Dawn Geske
A settlement has been awarded in a case against a Philadelphia restaurant with an apparent "no hoodies" policy regarding an employee's right to wear a headscarf as part of her religious freedom.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit against Rotten Ralph's Restaurant in the case EEOC v. Half Shell Inn. In the case, the EEOC charged that a general manager refused Tia Rollins, an employee, the right to wear a khimar as part of her religious beliefs.
Khimars are worn by Muslim women, especially during religious holidays such as Ramadan.
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