OK, so perhaps it not particularly news-worthy, but it did make me laugh. I mean, if you work in a hairdressers, it stands to reason that anything you wear on your head is going to raise an eyebrow or two, even if it's only because of the businesses 'branding' or 'PR' or whatever. As long as there's no discrimination going on there, then she should accept that there are going to be some things that aren't suitable for her to do for a living.
I've got a question, though:
How does she know? For all she knows, she didn't get the job because of a lack of experience in the field. She readily admitted:The teenager told the tribunal in London she was "devastated" that she wasn't offered the job "due to my headscarf".
Hmmm......that Ms Desrosiers did not make any derogatory comment about her headscarf or religion...
I went to a job interview not so long ago. It was a Web Development job at Cambridge University, would you believe. The job basically involved turning Word documents into webpages, yet when I got to the interview I was asked all sorts of questions about web development technologies that had nothing to do with the job in question. They were also asking questions to do with office politics, knowing full well I'd never workid in an office as I'd come straight out of uni.
I felt uncomfortable too, but am I sueing them because of it? No, of course not. It's a job interview, it's supposed to be uncomfortable. Admittedly I think I did make one of the interviewers feel a little stupid when I indirectly corrected him on the pronounciation of a particular term he was supposed to know. But still, no hard feelings.