An employment tribunal dismissed three of Aishah Azmi’s claims of discrimination and harassment but found that she was victimised by Headfield Church of England Junior School in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, and awarded her £1,000 for “injury to feelings”.
Kirklees Council suspended her after she refused to remove her veil while teaching at the school. The school said face-to-face communication was essential for Ms Azmi’s job as a bilingual support worker.
Mrs Azmi said: “Muslim women who wear the veil are not aliens, and politicians need to recognise that what they say can have a very dangerous impact on the lives of the minorities they treat as outcasts.
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