Monday, June 04, 2007
Muslim Woman Wins Discrimination Case
" The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomes a Phoenix, AZ, jury award of $287,640 to a Muslim woman after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought an employment discrimination case against Alamo Car Rental on her behalf. Alamo had terminated Ms. Bilan Nur in December of 2001 for refusing to remove her hijab, or head covering, during the Holy Month of Ramadan. This was the first post-9-11 backlash discrimination case brought by the EEOC’s Phoenix District Office."