The Jerusalem Post website reports today that a Muslim college student has lodged a complaint with federal officials, after she said she was fired from her job at a San Mateo, California clothing store for refusing to remove her hijab, or head scarf.
Hani Khan, 19, of Foster City, California was terminated from her job on February 22, 2010 at the Hollister clothing store at the Hillsdale Shopping Center.
Her firing came a week after a district manager visited the store, called her into a meeting, and said she was not supposed to wear the scarf while at work, said Khan, who is of Indian and Pakistani descent.
"I thought it was quite unfair," Khan said yesterday. She added, "It's really surprising to see blatant discrimination against someone who is of an Islamic state who is wearing a hijab."