A Northern Virginia woman says she was fired from a new job because she wore a Muslim head scarf to work.
"I was really upset. The day that it happened, I was devastated," Najaf Khan told News4.
Khan said she was hired as a dental assistant last week at Fair Oaks Dental Care in Fairfax County.
She didn't wear the hijab at her interview or on the first two days of employment.
On her third day, she chose to wear it because she felt that she would stay at the job and wearing it was part of her spiritual journey.
At work that day, she said the owner of Fair Oaks Dental Care, Dr. Chuck Joo, told her to take off the hijab.
Khan said Joo gave her an ultimatum: she could continue wearing the scarf and be fired or work without it.
"When I said that I would not compromise my religion for that, he held the door open for me and I walked out," Khan said.
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