A toy shop in Almelo has been criticised by the equal opportunities commission for refusing to give any more work to a shop assistant who wears an Islamic headscarf.
The commission said the shop is discriminating against the teenager on religious grounds.
The girl had worked at the shop wearing a headscarf but was asked to remove it after a customer refused to be served by her, the Telegraaf reports.
The shop says the girl was asked not ordered to remove the scarf but was taken off the roster because of the ‘angry and intimidating’ way she reacted.
The commission’s findings are not binding.
Headscarf-wearing woman fired by Hema in Belgium
Catholic school can ban Muslim headscarf, rules court
School Muslim headscarf ban, only if education under threat
Fitness group drops headscarf ban
School can restrict headscarf size but only for new pupils
Banned from town hall for ‘headscarf rage’
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation