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St. Charles company settles religious discrimination claim

By AP/KWMU

St. Charles, Mo. – A St. Louis-area collection company will pay $65,000 to settle a claim of religious discrimination.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Client Services in St. Charles on behalf of Mariam Soultan, a Muslim woman who claimed she was fired for refusing to remove a religious head scarf.

The agreement requires the company to write a revised dress code that includes the right to religious accommodation.

In the suit, the EEOC said Soultan's bosses told her no exceptions could be made to a dress code that prohibited head wear.

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