A Muslim woman who wears a headscarf for religious reasons says a Garland department store told her she couldn’t work at the shop with her hijab on.
Duha Dallah, 19, was offered a sales position at the Dillard’s at Firewheel Town Center earlier this fall but was never contacted again after an additional interview on the day she was told she would be completing training, her attorney said. During the initial interview, the woman said she was told she wouldn’t be allowed to wear the scarf on the sales floor.
“This is completely unconstitutional,” attorney Nikiya Natale said. “It’s just a blatantly obvious case of discrimination.”
Dallah, a University of Texas at Dallas student and fashion blogger, has filed a formal complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Dillard’s could not be reached for comment.