Man says he was fired for wearing Muslim head covering

Posted at 10:36 AM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 06:35:31-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Ocala man has filed a religious discrimination complaint after he says he was not allowed to wear an Islamic head covering while working as a restaurant server.

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 says 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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