A New York City college professor claims she was fired because she is a Muslim.
Hanaa Khalil was awarded $7,700 in back pay and $10,000 in damages after filing a complaint with the city's human rights commission.
Court papers say when the Egyptian immigrant from Queens arrived wearing a headscarf the college's secretary asked for her ID. The papers say she was given a hard time for not having a Social Security card even though she produced a green card, passport and driver's license.
Khalil says she was fired after complaining to the personnel department.
Spokeswoman Ruby Ryles says the college denies the allegations.