Posted by: becketfund | August 29, 2007

Belgium: City Employees May Substitute Bandana for Banned Headscarf

Reuters reports that the city of Antwerp, which enacted a ban on religious symbols earlier this year, would now permit certain Muslim employees to wear a bandana in place of a headscarf. The substitution will initially be permitted only for those working in childcare, though the city will debate whether or not to extend this option to those who work in other areas. Previously, anyone employed by local authorities was prohibited from wearing any expressions of their religious or philosophical beliefs, including headscarves and crucifixes.

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