Muslim Cop Can’t Wear Head Scarf: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (April 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed that a Muslim officer for the Philadelphia Police Department should not be allowed to wear a religious head scarf on duty.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday upheld a district court’s dismissal of a discrimination suit filed on behalf of Kimberlie Webb, determining that accommodating her request could jeopardize the perception of the police force’s religious impartiality.

“The district court correctly concluded the city would suffer undue hardship under Title VII if required to grant...
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