Muslim woman wins headdress battle
TT/The Local · 4 May 2007, 08:24
Published: 04 May 2007 08:24 GMT+02:00
The Ica Kvantum supermarket in Västra Frölunda has now made adjustments to its dress code following criticism from the Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen - DO).
The supermarket has agreed to apologize to the woman and pay her compensation to the value of 80,000 kronor ($11,700).
Having applied for a job with the supermarket, the woman was called to an interview. There she was told that she could not wear her headdress if she wanted to get the job, Sveriges Radio reports.
Ica has admitted that it made a mistake and has changed its dress code accordingly.