The owner of a hair salon is being sued for religious discrimination for refusing to hire a Muslim woman who wears a headscarf. Sarah Desrosiers, 32, says she turned down Bushra Noah as a junior stylist to maintain the image of her salon, which specialises in "urban, funky" cuts.
She told Miss Noah, 19, she needed her staff to display their hairstyles to the public. But the devout Muslim insisted that wearing her headscarf was essential to her beliefs.
Miss Noah, who has been rejected for 25 different hairdressing jobs after interviews, is suing Miss Desrosiers for more than £15,000 for injury to her feelings plus an unspecified sum for lost earnings.
I am getting sick of people crying "discrimination" because they don't get their own way all the time. religious discrimination is supposed to be about discrimination based on your religion, Not about the practicality of your religious practices in the work place. If your headscarf is essential to your beliefs then don't apply for a job in a hairdressers, it's as simple as that.