Raja Naeem sues over work uniform

7:40 PM, Dec 13, 2012   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A battle over religious rights is now heading to court. A taxi driver has decided to sue over his uniform.

Raja Naeem says he's not allowed to wear his religious dress over his required work clothes.

He claims he was even taken into custody at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for refusing to take off his Muslim attire.

Naeem and his attorney joined supporters on the circuit court steps in downtown St. Louis Thursday.

They announced the lawsuit they've filed against several groups, including the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission.

"I want to practice my religion as well as I want to provide for my family. And America is a great country and due to my first amendment rights I think, and according to my attorney too, that my rights have been violated," said Naeem.

NewsChannel 5 reached out to the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, which referred us to its attorney. He said he has yet to receive the suit, and is not prepared to comment on it until that happens.

KSDK

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