DOJ Settles With NJ County In Anti-Muslim Bias Suit

Law360, New York (November 12, 2010, 4:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement with a New Jersey county in a suit accusing the county of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by refusing to allow a Muslim corrections officer to wear a headscarf.

The settlement submitted Friday to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey requires Essex County to pay the corrections officer a monetary award of $25,000.

Under the terms of the settlement, the county will also adopt a religious accommodation policy and will provide...
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