ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man filed a discrimination complaint saying he was not allowed to wear a Muslim head covering while working as a server in a restaurant.
In his complaint, Marlondejuan Guy told the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that a manager at a franchise-owned Denny’s restaurant in Ocala told him he was prohibited from working day shifts because he wore a kufi.
He said he later received a letter threatening him with termination for violating the restaurant’s dress code policy. He was subsequently fired.
Guy says that he was the restaurant’s only Muslim, and the only server denied working day shifts.
In a statement Denny’s corporate office said it is reviewing the allegations.
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