Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Opposing Views: New Jersey Sued For Denying Female Muslim Employees Headscarves

Opposing Views: New Jersey Sued For Denying Female Muslim Employees Headscarves

The Department filed a lawsuit today against Essex County, N.J., alleging that it discriminated against a Muslim corrections officer on the basis of her religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit alleges that the county refused to permit Yvette Beshier to wear a religiously mandated headscarf while working as a corrections officer.

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