A Bronx check-cashing firm refused to hire a Muslim woman because she wore a headscarf to a job interview, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Fatima Sidib says she applied to work as a customer service rep at Checks Cashed at East 161st Street and Gerard Avenue in August, according to the Manhattan federal court suit.
The shop manager invited her in for an interview over the phone — but immediately got "hostile" when she arrived wearing the religious headwear, court papers state.
"Are you going to be wearing that thing?" the manager said, according to the lawsuit. "Because you will not be able to work with that on. Or will that be a problem for you?"