Chicken Express apologizes to Muslim employee


Staff member
A manager at Chicken Express in Saginaw, Texas told a muslim employee she had to remove her hijab head covering. This is a good example of how our education system has failed people. The manager followed a strict interpretation of the employee handbook. We all know company policy does not circumvent federal, state, or local laws.

Topics such as the hijab head covering should be covered in basic workers rights training. We all know we have a right to a minimum wage, except for certain types of workers,. We have a right to be covered by workers compensation laws, and we have a right to reasonable accommodation for protected classes. Religion, race, disabilities and sex are protected classes.

Hopefully events like this will raise awareness to religious discrimination in the workplace. It is sad we live in a world where this still exist.