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Azmi v Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council

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religion or belief discrimination | dismissal for refusal to remove veil

In Azmi v Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council EAT/0009/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed an appeal against an employment tribunal's ruling that an employee who was dismissed for refusing to remove her veil while teaching had not been discriminated against on the grounds of religion or belief.

Mrs Azmi was employed by Kirklees Metropolitan Council as a bilingual support worker at Headfield Church of England School. She is a devout Muslim and wears a veil that covers all of her head and face, save for her eyes, when in the presence of adult males.