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Hijab wearer discriminated against

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    Khanum v IBC Vehicles Ltd [1997] ET/1200058/97 (0 other reports)

A Muslim woman who was subjected to pejorative remarks from her colleagues and management when she began wearing her hijab at work, and whose complaints were simply brushed aside by management without proper investigation, was discriminated against on grounds of race and sex, holds a Bedford employment tribunal (Chair: P Robjant) in Khanum v IBC Vehicles Ltd.

Farida Khanum was employed by vehicle manufacturers IBC Vehicles Ltd, a subsidiary of General Motors, from 1993 when she was taken on as an apprentice technician, until her dismissal in late 1996.