Women File Discrimination Suit Against McDonald's Over Hijab

July 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Guardian


Two Muslim women said they were denied jobs at a McDonald's restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan, because they wore Islamic headscarves, according to a discrimination lawsuit filed yesterday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Toi Whitfield, 20, and Quiana Pugh, 25, said they applied for jobs at the McDonald's on Ford Road in the eastern section of Dearborn but were told by the store manager, "You're not going to work here if you don't remove" the headscarf, known as a hijab.