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Woman initially denied GED test due to clothing

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – United Migrant Opportunity Services (UNOS) in Milwaukee is clearing up confusion about a woman who initially wasn't allowed to take her GED test because of her clothing.

The woman said the outfit she was wearing is part of her hijab, a head covering and coat worn by Muslim women.

UMOS is an authorized GED testing site. A company called Pearson VUE administers the test and UMOS officials say Pearson VUE has specific rules for test taking.

Their rules say no coats or jackets can be worn during testing and UMOS says a staff person was complying with that protocol.

"Once it was explained that it was religious attire, a UMOS staff person went to her supervisor, the supervisor called Pearson VUE to inform them of the situation," said a UMOS spokesperson.

UMOS says once Pearson VUE understood the situation, the woman was able to take her GED test the same day.

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