AT&T To Pay Muslim Woman $5 Million After Boss Snatched Off Her Scarf

AP
Susann Bashir AT&T lawsuit religious
Susann Bashir AT&T lawsuit religious

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former Kansas City woman who converted to Islam in 2005 said she was harassed for years at AT&T, and that the abuse boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair.

A Jackson County jury on Thursday awarded Susann Bashir $5 million in punitive damages in her discrimination lawsuit, along with $120,000 in lost wages and other actual damages.