Commission sides with school's head scarf ban

30th October 2008, Comments 1 comment

The Dutch Equal Opportunities Commission rules that a Roman Catholic school was within its rights when it refused to hire a trainee teacher because of her head scarf.

30 October 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch Equal Opportunities Commission has ruled that a Roman Catholic school was within its rights when it refused to hire a trainee because she wore a Muslim head scarf.

The woman was denied a job by a school in Alkmar in 2007 because she refused to remove her head scarf.

The woman lodged a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission, which ruled that Catholic schools are within their rights if they refuse to hire personnel who wear clothes or objects demonstrating adherence to another faith.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

1 Comment To This Article

  • Jason posted:

    on 30th October 2008, 21:45:25 - Reply

    Wow no settlement? Its great when you see common sense prevailing.