Muslim student refused admittance to school unjustly

The Committee for Equal Treatment (Commissie Gelijke Behandeling, CGB) has recently decided that a school for vocational training which had refused to accept a female Muslim student did so unjustly. The student had said that she cannot shake hands with men due to her religion and the school therefore refused to accept her on the grounds that shaking hands is sometimes necessary in the educational field.

The CGB, however, decided that the school discriminated the student, as there are enough other ways to greet people. Additionally, the position for which she was studying, school assistant, does not require one to shake hands that frequently.

Source: RTL (Dutch)

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