Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Religious Discrimination In Workplace

April 18, 2010

Author: Nikki Roberti

Source: Axcess News

When Zainab Al-Suwaij's interviewer asked in a displeased tone if she wore her head scarf every day, Al-Suwaij knew her job interview was over.

Many Muslim women wear hijabs in accordance with their faith, but these practices can restrict their chances to find jobs.

Now she is executive director of the American Islamic Congress, a group she co-founded  to advocate for women's equality and interfaith understanding.

Al-Suwaij joined the New America Foundation Thursday as part of a panel discussion about religion in the workplace and a new campaign called Workplace Flexibility 2010.