STOCKHOLM – A Muslim woman, Aya Alhassani, received a job offer in Scandinavian Airline, but was subsequently told she could only take on the role if she was prepared to remove her hijab.
The company cited a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) last March allowing employers to ban the Muslim headscarf in workplace.
Going through various tests, Alhassani felt discriminated against and said the company should have clarified its policy earlier.
Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations.
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