Muslim woman wins headdress battle

A Muslim woman has won her battle with a supermarket in western Sweden which informed her that she could not work there if she chose to wear a headdress.

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.