Danish court allows employer to ban headscarves

[JURIST] Denmark's High Court ruled Friday that Danish supermarket chain Dansk Supermarked Group [corporate website] has the right to ban employees from wearing religious headscarves, saying that the legislature "has weighed the right of an employer to demand a uniform or a certain dress code over consideration for an employee who for religious reasons is unable to adhere to dress rules." Denmark does not have an official restriction on wearing headscarves in public places. France began enforcing a controversial ban on the wearing of religious symbols [JURIST report], including headscarves, last year. Despite initial protests, the French ban has mostly been followed. Al Jazeera has more on the Danish court ruling. The Copenhagen Post has local coverage in English.



 

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