A Muslim college student who worked at a Hollister clothing store at the Hillsdale mall in San Mateo told KTVU Wednesday that she was fired because she wore a traditional head scarf or hijab.
Hani Khan said the store's human resources department told her she did not fit the company's "look policy."
"The lady told me that my hijab was not in compliance with the 'look policy' and that they don't wear any scarves or hats while working," said Khan. "I told her it was for religious reasons and again she stated it was against their 'look' policy.'"
The 19-year-old Khan of Foster City is originally from New York. She said she has worn the hijab since kindergarten.