Azmi v Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council - Muslim woman loses veil appeal [2007] EAT

The EAT has upheld the decision of the Leeds employment tribunal that it had been lawful for a school to suspend a muslim teaching assistant for refusing an instruction not to wear her veil when in class. The instruction to remove her veil was not direct discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief and, although it was indirectly discriminatory on that ground, it was lawful, being proportionate in support of a legitimate aim.

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