Firm Sues Sweden Over Dislodged Muslim Lawyer

May 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Local

A law firm is suing the Swedish state for discrimination after one if its lawyers, a Muslim woman, was removed from a case following a complaint from a Christian asylum seeker.

The woman's employer, Salmi & Partners, was outraged after the Supreme Migration Court ruled on Thursday to have the woman taken off the case. 

"It's just pure discrimination. We're going to demand 100,000 kronor ($13,000) from the state for this violation," said Ismo Salmi at the firm. 

Salmi & Partenrs has also vowed to request leave from the Supreme Administrative Court to appeal the verdict.