Veil Row Assistant Loses Appeal

March 30, 2007

Source: BBC News

A Muslim classroom assistant sacked for refusing to remove her veil in lessons has lost an appeal against a ruling that she was not discriminated against.

Aishah Azmi, 24, was asked to remove the veil after Headfield Church of England School in Dewsbury, West Yorks, said pupils could not understand her.

Mrs Azmi refused and was sacked after an employment tribunal ruled she was not the victim of discrimination.

She had not contested the sacking, but claimed religious discrimination.