Headscarf ban: 'What a woman wears is her choice'
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Headscarf ban ruling: 'What a woman wears is her choice'

The chair of the UK parliamentary Women and Equalities Select Committee has said "the government should make a statement" regarding the EU workplace headscarf ban.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that workplace bans on the wearing of "any political, philosophical or religious sign" such as headscarves need not constitute direct discrimination.

Committee chair Maria Miller told Radio 4's The World at One "what a woman wears is her choice... it should never be the choice of a court".

  • 14 Mar 2017
  • From the section Europe
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