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DE Woman Files Discrimination Complaint Over Wearing Hijab At Work

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware woman has filed federal and state discrimination complaints saying she's being barred from wearing a hijab at work.

News outlets report 35-year-old Madinah Brown held a news conference Thursday near the New Castle County Detention Center in Wilmington where she works.

Brown's complaint says she was forced to clock out early several times for wearing a hijab, a headscarf worn by some Muslim women.

Brown is represented by lawyers from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families declined to comment on Brown's complaint.

But Cabinet Secretary Josette Manning says a person's job may require certain actions, such as physically restraining a youth, that makes some religious clothing unsafe.

She says the department may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

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