Theme park worker can wear specially designed hijab

The biggest theme park in Sweden has changed its uniform policy for staff, after a woman who was told she couldn’t wear traditional Islamic dress reported bosses to the discrimination ombudsman.

The Liseberg attraction in Gothenburg refused to give her a summer job because of her open headscalf and long-armed top.

The regional newspaper Göteborgs Posten says she’s been given just over two thousand US dollars in compensation and can now wear specially made islamic dress in the theme park’s colours.

A study by the National Integration Board earlier this year showed some young muslim women wearing the hijab in Sweden are not only discriminated against but are also violenty attacked.

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