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CAIR’s complaint appears to linger on against Dillards for allegedly not hiring a woman who demanded to wear a hijab on the sales floor.

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CAIR filed a complaint eighteen months ago against Dillards with the Texas Workforce Commission for allegedly declining to hire a Muslim woman who insisted on wearing her hijab on the sales floor.  Florida Family Association launched an online campaign in March 2018 and sent out several email alerts regarding CAIR's complaint.

Florida Family Association requested that the Texas Workforce Commission report if the complaint had been resolved.  The Texas Workforce Commission replied with two emails which stated that they could not confirm or deny the complaint nor its status unless Florida Family Association had authority to know the details of the complaint.  Even though CAIR made public the complaint and the name of the woman who complained the Texas Workforce Commission would not confirm any information.  However, it is strongly believed that if the complaint had been resolved in CAIR's favor CAIR would have certainly reported by now.  Thus, Florida Family Association makes this renewed call for people to urge the Texas Workforce Commission to reject CAIR's complaint in the event it is still being investigated.

WFAA ABC News in Dallas Texas issued a report titled Woman files complaint, claims Dillard's said no hijabs on sales floor.  The report states in part: 

Duha Dallah applied to a nearby Dillard's for a position on the sales floor. A devout Muslim, Dallah wore her headscarf to the interview at the Dillard's in Garland in September.

"This is my identity," she said.

Duha says it was very evident during the interview that she got the job. She said roughly 10 minutes into the interview, the manager asked which departments she wanted to work in and had even talked about salary.

"They asked, 'Can you come in tomorrow at 3 o'clock for training?'" Duha recalled.

She said all seemed fine as the interview finished up. The manager was pleasant, and she was happy to land the job.

"As I was walking out, [he said] 'Oh, the headscarf is not allowed on the sales floor.' I turned around and was just [like] 'Excuse me?'" she recalled.

A complaint has now been filed with the Texas Workforce Commission against Dillard's. Nikiya Natale is her attorney with the Council on Islamic Relations.

Local Muslims organized a picket outside of the Dillards in Garland Texas to protest the store’s policy.

Millions of Americans believe the hijab exemplifies Islamist oppression towards women that is commanded by Sharia law and fatwas.  To read more at Floridafamily.org regarding the oppressive nature of the hijab click here.

The hijab is headwear that departs from a values neutral dress policy in a manner that could diminish a company’s ability to attract the greatest number of customers.  Businesses are more likely to maximize sales if its personnel are not wearing attire that sets them apart from the public at large.

To many people including many Muslim women, the hijab is headwear that exemplifies Islamist oppression.  The truth is the hijab is not derived from the Quran but is legislated by Islamist dictates and fatwas that oppress and dominate woman.   Strict Islamic law and fatwa enforcement requiring women to wear the hijab started only within the last 50 years.  The hijab does not symbolize the freedoms and liberties bestowed upon all women who are under the protection of the United States Constitution.

NPR reported on April 21, 2011 that Pew Research found that only 43% of Muslims in America wear a hijab.  Given current worldwide resistance to the Fatwa mandates especially in countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia the percentage of Muslim women actually wearing a hijab in America today is most likely lower.

Only a values neutral dress policy can be certain to prevent controversial employee attire that could hurt a company’s sales and profits.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to encourage the Texas Workforce Commission to reject CAIR’s complaint.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

Click here to send your email to encourage the Texas Workforce Commission to reject CAIR's complaint.

Contact information:

Lowell A. Keig, Division Director
Texas Workforce Commission
Civil Rights Division

Ruth R. Hughs
Commissioner Representing Employers

Julian Alvarez III
Commissioner Representing Labor

Commissioner Representing the Public - Position vacant

Author: ffa   Category: CAIR  FFA: on
Tags: CAIR, Dillards, Duha Dallah

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