Skip to comments.Suit Alleges Discrimination Against Hijab
Posted on 07/25/2008 8:17:32 PM PDT by Coffee200am
Two women claim in a lawsuit that a Michigan McDonald's refused to hire them because they wear the hijab, or Muslim headscarf.
Toi Whitfield of Detroit and Quiana Pugh of Dearborn say they were both told by managers at a McDonald's in Dearborn they would have to take off their hijabs to work, the Detroit Free Press reports. They filed a discrimination lawsuit Thursday in Detroit.
The Detroit area has one of the biggest Muslim communities in the United States, and the Dearborn McDonald's is one of only two restaurants in the chain that serves halal Chicken McNuggets that meet Muslim religious standards.
They'll take Muslim dollars, but won't hire Muslim female employees, said Dawud Walid, head of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Michigan.
The suit named McDonald's, the management company at the Dearborn store and the manager who allegedly refused to hire the two women.
A spokeswoman said the management company has a strict non-discrimination policy.
I agree that it's confusing and inconsistent --let McDonald's make it policy to refuse muslim dollars, by all means...
Damn if you do and damn if you don't...
Now suppose the manager was a freakin' idiot and hired those two females with headgear... and suppose their headgear got caught in the french fry fryer... and the hot oil spilled on them...
How many of you would say that those women wouldn't sue McDonald's for creating a dangerous work environment?
And secondly... are those head gear sanitary? I am not sure I want to eat food prepared by someone with filthy turbans...
They'll pitch a fit if you refuse to serve them. I propose that they simply start putting bacon on everything on the menu. Lots of bacon.
muslims dollars? Are they paying in Saudi dinars or american dollars. If they are paying in american dollars, than its A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N dollars, not muslim dollars.
Then again, are we really shocked by any of this? The takeover is in its more advanced stages in europe, but this is all how it began.
Ah!- a fine pair of American lassies of old English descent, I'll be bound. Breaking with the old faith possibly. LOL
We need tort reform so that when these women lose they pay McDonald’s legal expenses.
I thought these muslim women couldn’t go anywhere without a male relative. How could they work? Isn’t against their religion? Specially the ones who wear the hijab(sp?).
Gee, I can see many lawsuits in the future of McDonalds if this idea catches on.
The Musies are using our legal system to subvert us, and they are well on their way to success. As long our courts are willing to kowtow to their arguments, and are afraid to protect our constitutional rights as Americans we will lose.
Both are African-Americans born in the USA of course. Toi Whitfield is on face book. Nothing against these young women but..... could it be a deliberate ploy for damages?.
I would venture conditions would be well nigh intolerable for any heavily clad woman - unless they were at the counter.
MacDonald’s may have set themselves up for this by having a hitory of caving in to demands by intentional victims.
If hired, they’d no doubt sue because they would have to make a Sausage McGriddle.
Doesn’t McDonald’s have a dress code? They should be free to set whatever dress code they want. It’s for the potential employees to meet the rules. They should tell CAIR to go pound sand.
In the US, hijab is worn merely as an “in your face” political statement.
How can they serve a customer who wants hotcakes and sausage, or an egg Mcmuffin? Doesn’t that violate their religion?
Doubt this will go anywhere.
Michigan is not a “right to work” state. They have “no right to work.” They have no right to be hired.
I thought they were AMERICAN dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is there a Hooter’s in Dearborn they could try instead???
A woman wearing a hijab is like a Jew wearing a swastika. Turkey has the right idea—ban it in public.
What are the chances that these Black Muslims are ‘operatives’ of the New Black Panthers or similar?
What is the probability that these two sought employment at
McDonalds for the SOLE PURPOSE of having their hijab challenged -for the purposes of a lawsuit? Eh?
I could not agree more.
It is also a "marker" to identify the woman as "one of our own" by Muslim men, putting them off-limits for uncouth behavior, or worse, that is acceptable to be directed to infidel women.
See rape in Scandinavia, where it is being used as a weapon by immigrant Muslims against the native Swedes, Norwegians and Danes.
I have not had any problems in UAE, Oman, Egypt or Yemen with clothing. I got moved to the front of the immigration line in Oman once when I was wearing an abaya and head scarf. Everyone else was Canadian and they were wearing shorts and tank tops, which is basically underwear in the middle east. Imagine a bus load of tourists showing up to US customs and immigration in their underwear and that's how beach wear worn anywhere but the beach/swimming pool is perceived here in the middle east. I bet that was the funniest thing those guys at the border post saw all day.
As to the rape of Scandinavian girls, maybe they need the same punishments in Scandinavia as they have here in UAE . . . lengthy jail sentences, followed by deportation of the entire family and a lifetime ban of re-entry and biometric scanning to make sure.
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