22 September 2016

New hijab discrimination case hits Norway

A 21-year-old woman was offered a job as a nursing assistant in the Ullern district of ??Oslo, but only if she would work without her hijab.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, applied for the in-home care position in January, but the person who would receive her help did not want an assistant who wore a hijab.

Oslo Municipality agreed to honour the person’s wishes and a municipal employee sent the 21-year-old woman a text message offering her the job on the condition that she would remove her headscarf, NRK reported.

Although the incident occurred in January, the woman only shared her story with the broadcaster this week and provided a screenshot of the conversation. [The Local] Read more