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.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: Cases, Positivity Rates, Deaths Rise Amid Coronavirus Surge
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.READ MORE: 'Biggest Tragedy Is Preventable Loss Of Life': Memorial Healthcare System Chief Urges Public To Get COVID Vaccine
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.MORE NEWS: Florida Becoming Epicenter Of Coronavirus Outbreak
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