Stockholm: City settles in headscarf case

Stockholm: City settles in headscarf case

A woman who was forced off a state-run training program because she wore a long headscarf has now won damages from Stockholm's local authority.

The training course was aimed at leading to work as a cleaner. But when the woman arrived for the start of teaching, in April 2008, she was told that employers would not accept her clothing - and she was struck off the course.

This article was prepared by the Islam in Europe blog -

Now she has been paid almost 5,500 Us dollars worth of compensation, after a decision on Thursday by the Equality Ombudsman to take up her case caused the city authority to settle a deal.

Source: SR (English)

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