HOUSTON – A telemarketing company has been sued for wrongful termination based on religion, recent Harris County District Court records show.
In a lawsuit filed against The Heller Group, Inc. on Feb. 12 in the Harris County 11th District Court, Tesha McGuire explains that the defendant took issue with the her hijab.
“Ms. McGuire is an observant Muslim,” court papers say. “As part of her religious faith and practice, she is required to wear a head wrap covering the top of her head down to her temples.”
McGuire recalls reporting to work at THG’s facility in early January 2018 when a supervisor approached her and told her that she could not wear her head wrap at work.”
According to the plaintiff, the company referred to its policy against headwear and fired her instead of attempting to accommodate her religious practice.
Consequently, McGuire seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
She is represented by the law firm Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP in Houston.
Harris County 11th District Court Case No. 2019-10766