The restaurant manager is causing a sensation; fires a worker for wearing the hijab to work


– 22-year-old woman identified as Stefanae Coleman suffered religious intolerance in her workplace when asked to leave because she was wearing a hijab

– Coleman, who worked at Chicken Express in Texas, US, says he converted to Islam in August and was hired by the restaurant in October 2019

– The restaurant however apologized for discriminating against Coleman and asked him to take over

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A fast food restaurant in Texas displayed religious intolerance when it asked an employee to leave because she was wearing a hijab.

The employee identified as Stefanae Coleman said she felt disrespectful when her manager and colleagues at the restaurant asked her to remove the hijab, CBS News reports.

YEN.com.gh brings together Coleman, 22, converted to Islam in August and hired by Chicken Express in October 2019.

She said: “You shouldn’t have to retrain people to respect people’s religion because that’s something people should already know about.”

Coleman said she told her colleagues she would start wearing a hijab soon. But when she started wearing it on Monday, she said, she was not well received by her colleagues.

According to Coleman, her manager told her she could only wear “Chicken Express brand” Clothes.

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However, the restaurant apologized to Coleman and asked him to return to work. But after returning to work, Coleman said she could feel the tension as soon as she walked into the restaurant, adding that she didn’t want to be in that environment.

Rhett Warren, an attorney for the owner of the Chicken Express franchise, said: “The manager was using a strict interpretation of company policy that does not allow deviations from the standard employee uniform, and unfortunately he did not consider religious freedom.”

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that the request of one of the first Muslim female congressmen of the United States, Ilhan Omar, to be allowed to wear the hijab when she is in the House to vote and give speeches has been granted.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, supported Omar in his request and included it in the bylaw they released on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Omar, who was sworn in on Thursday, January 1, had expressed his desire to wear his headscarf on the floor of the House.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that whether light and darkness should or cannot be linked, it seems that trends in modern Christianity claim the opposite and the latest is Nana Agradaa’s daring appearance at the church of Rev. Owusu Bempah.

The traditional outspoken Ghanaian priestess was recently spotted in Reverend Owusu Bempah’s church in a video that is gaining traction on social media. Several reports indicate that the popular traditional priestess decided to visit the church to worship and pray with him and his congregation.

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