The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday said it has sued JetStream Ground Services Inc. for religious discrimination, alleging that the company refused to accommodate or hire Muslim female applicants and employees over hair and dress issues.

According to the suit, filed in federal court in Denver, JetStream assumed the contract to clean cabins for United Airlines in 2008 at Denver International Airport.

It then allegedly refused to employ Safia Abdulle Ali, Sahra Bashi Abdirahman, Hana Bokku, Sadiyo Hassan Jama, Amino Warsame and other female Muslim applicants and employees at DIA who requested a deviation from the company's dress code in order to align with their religious beliefs.

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