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A Muslim woman in California sued a national jewelry chain Tuesday for allegedly not hiring her because she wore a headscarf, the plaintiff’s attorneys said.

Shereen Attia, 24, of Fairfield, Calif., had worked for Whitehall Jewelers Inc. in a Solano County, Calif., mall as a part-time sales associate starting in 2004. She received good reviews but was fired when business slowed. Her manager invited her to reapply six months later, in October 2006, when a full-time employee quit, according to the suit filed in Solano County Superior Court.

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