Brussels: Veil forbidden

Civil servants working for the Brussels Community may not wear a head veil while working. This holds both for counter workers as well as everybody else. The new regulations is the strictest of all governments.

"We don't expect that new work regulation to cause problems," says Dirk De Bakker, spokesperson for State Secretary of Equal Opportunities Brigitte Grouwels. "We've made an inquiry by the personnel and it turned out nobody worked with a head veil."

"All personnel are committed to equal treatment of the citizen in all circumstances of the public service," according to the new work regulation for the employers of the Ministry of the Brussels Community.

Source: HLN (Dutch)

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