Ombud Group Convinces Store to Rehire Woman Fired for Wearing Hijab

January 30, 2004

Source: TV2

On January 30, 2004 TV2 reported, "The Norwegian furniture store A-møbler, that fired a Muslim woman because she refused to take off her traditional headscarf, has overturned its decision, and she got her job back. 25-year-old Ambreen Pervez will be back at work at the furniture store February 14, wearing her traditional hijab. The decision maybe considered a timely one due to current movements in Europe. Two weeks ago several hundred persons demonstrated in downtown Oslo for their right to wear a headscarf in Norway and the rest of Europe. The protest was a part of a larger protest which gathered several thousand Muslims and non-Muslims in a number of cities around Europe and the Middle East. According to the Norwegian daily Aftenposten, the furniture store case was resolved in a meeting with Anniken Aaseth, the administrating director of A-møbler, Thursday."