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Atheist Group Points Out Diner’s “Praying In Public” Discount Is A Civil Rights Violation

Last week, a diner in North Carolina made headlines for giving a 15% discount to customers who said grace before eating. While the owner argued that the discount was more about rewarding customers who express “gratitude,” it’s hard to ignore that the discount is described on receipts as a discount for “Praying in Public.” [More]

EEOC: Company Forced Employees To Practice Onion-Based Religion

EEOC: Company Forced Employees To Practice Onion-Based Religion

This could just be a regular story about a company allegedly using its power over employees to force them to practice a specific religion until the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission intervened, and that would be interesting enough. However, an EEOC lawsuit alleges that the owners of a Long Island health insurance company forced employees to practice a belief system started by a relative. [More]

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Woman Claims Planet Fitness Asked Her To Swap Muslim Headscarf For Baseball Cap

Yesterday, we shared with you the story of a new Planet Fitness member who was asked to cover up because her belly-baring tank top was too revealing. Now a case that’s the exact opposite is in the news: a woman in New Mexico is suing the chain after she was asked not to cover up so much in the club. Specifically, the practicing Muslim was told that she couldn’t wear a headscarf in the club. [More]

Muslim Complains TGI Friday’s Contaminated Her Drink With Bacon

Muslim Complains TGI Friday’s Contaminated Her Drink With Bacon

Most people are really happy about the current trend to put bacon in every food item, but do you know who isn’t? Vegetarians, vegans, and people whose religions prohibit them from eating pork. Like the Muslim woman who ordered her Cobb salad without bacon, please, and claims that she ended up with bacon crumbles in her straw, instead. [More]

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Abercrombie & Fitch Agrees To Let Employees Wear Headscarves As Part Of Settlement

After a judge said that Abercrombie & Fitch’s ban on head coverings — detailed in its controversial “Look Policy” for employees — violates workers’ rights, the company that courts the cool, skinny kids has agreed to tweak its dress code and allow store employees to wear headscarves. [More]

Fight Discriminatory TSA Profiling With Your Smartphone

Fight Discriminatory TSA Profiling With Your Smartphone

It’s hard to find any travelers with nice things to say about the Transportation Safety Administration, but members of the Sikh faith really have a grievance. They claim that they’re singled out for secondary screening at airport security to an extent that’s discriminatory, and frequently ordered to allow inspections or removal of their turbans. So they’re fighting back in 21st century fashion: with a smartphone app. [More]

Muslim Hollister Employee Fired Because Of Headscarf

Muslim Hollister Employee Fired Because Of Headscarf

Update: This is the new discrimination incident that this post was about. Sorry for the link mixup. There are evidently a lot of things that violate the “look policy” of Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister stores. For example, having a prosthetic arm. Or wearing an Islamic head scarf. According to the complaint a California woman filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a Hollister store hired her, then fired after a visit from a district manager who found the scarf inappropriate work attire. [More]