Two days before September 11, 2001, a North Carolina woman converted to Islam. A month later, she asked her employer for permission to wear a hijab, a religious head scarf, to work. After wearing the scarf for one day, she was asked to remove it because, she was told, it was frightening clients. Soon after, she was fired.
Although the employer denied any alleged discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asserted that it had failed to accommodate the woman's religious