Sacked Muslim teachers lose appeal

17th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

17 August 2006, BRUSSELS — The public education system's council of appeal has ruled that two Muslim teachers were legitimately sacked in Brussels for wearing Islamic head scarves.

17 August 2006

BRUSSELS — The public education system's council of appeal has ruled that two Muslim teachers were legitimately sacked in Brussels for wearing Islamic head scarves.

The women were sacked as teachers from primary schools in Etterbeek and Sint-Pieters-Woluwe and lodged an appeal against their dismissal.

School regulations included a ban on the wearing of religious symbols and despite being issued a warning that the head scarf was included in that ban, the two teachers refused to remove it during lessons.

Then Brussels schools group then proposed a compromise, suggesting that they only wear their head scarves during Islamic lessons. But the two teachers rejected the compromise and were sacked.

The general director of the Brussels school group, Jacky Goris, has now announced that the two women lost their appeal. The ruling has also been confirmed by the lawyer representing the two women.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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