March 8 2011

Popular Dutch department store Hema in the Belgian-Limburg town of Genk has fired one of its temporary workers for wearing a headscarf. The woman, who is “not of foreign origin” had asked on interview if she could wear a headscarf and received assurance that it was permitted. Customers complaining about her attire prompted the management to demand the headscarf be removed and to fire her when she did not do so. There were no complaints about her work.

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