Muslim fast-food worker in US sent home for wearing hijab

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A Muslim fast-food worker has shared a video she claimed shows her boss sending her home for turning up to work in a hijab.


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Folake Adebola shared the 45-second clip on Twitter Monday of a confrontation with her boss at a Chicken Express restaurant in Fort Worth, Dallas, United States.

In the video, she could be heard remonstrating with her boss, saying: “It’s a part of my religion. I felt like if I work here you all could be able to (accommodate) my religion.”

But Adebola’s unnamed boss answers by telling her the headscarf was “a different thing…that’s a part of your personal life out there.”


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He insisted that asking her not to wear her hijab was “nothing to do with religion.”

The clip ends with Adebola failing to reach a resolution with her boss, as she told him that she would continue to wear the head covering.

She later shared another clip where a man could be heard insisting that the hijab was “not part of the uniform.”

She later wrote: “I converted to Islam not too long ago and I started wearing my hijab, I went to work today and was kicked out because my hijab was not part of the ‘dress code’ apparently and I wasn’t allowed to wear it. “Don’t come to the chicken express in Fort Worth!! This is discrimination at its finest ! I will not tolerate this at all.” Chicken Express refused to comment when contacted about the videos. (UK Metro)

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