Several news organizations are reporting that Danine Hammond, a Muslim woman, "is suing a Florida real estate company for religious discrimination after being told she could not wear a head scarf and long sleeves at work." Hammond was told, "You cannot work here dressed like that" and that "[e]mployees were required to wear a uniform - a short-sleeved shirt and pants - and could not wear head scarves."
"When Hammond refused to remove her head scarf and asked Sierra to check with a supervisor about accommodating her religious customs, Sierra told Hammond to go home."
At a news conference, Hammond said, ""I feel I have the right to work here in the U.S., and I shouldn't have to compromise my religion."
The complaint will be posted online when it is available.
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