The managers of Guess, a Helsinki clothing store, have been fined for firing a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf to work, reports YLE in English. It is the first case ever decided by the Helsinki District Court, according to YLE.
Read full story here.
Reports YLE in English: “Helsinki District court has fined managers at a Helsinki clothing retailer for discriminating an employee on the basis of religion. They receive 20 day-fines for sacking a Muslim worker who was told she should not wear a headscarf.”
The new worker was fired on the first day of work.
The Guess store managers denied that their decision to fire the worker was discriminatory. They claimed that the headscarf did not fit the company’s brand.