CareNow Says Headscarf Ban Was Misunderstanding

November 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Dallas Morning News

Wire Service: AP

Texas clinic officials say they regret telling a Muslim doctor applying for a job that she couldn't wear her traditional headscarf.

Coppell-based CareNow released a statement that called the ban a misunderstanding. It says it plans to clarify its policy and continue training current workers to prevent confusion in the future.

Dr. Hena Zaki of Plano says she was shocked when CareNow officials told her this month in person and later by e-mail that a no-hat policy extended to her hijab.