Female Muslim Firefighter Allowed to Wear Headscarf

July 12, 2001

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations

On July 12, 2001, the Council on American-Islamic Relations reported that "in a first-of-its-kind case of workplace religious accommodation, a female Muslim firefighter in Maryland will be allowed to wear a religiously-mandated Islamic headscarf while on duty...The decision by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) to allow the scarf came following discussions with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)."