Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The Versailles Court of Appeal has announced its final decision in the case of Asma Bounaouil, who was laid off for being wearing a headscarf from the company she worked for.
The court said the company unfairly dismissed the person in question and found Bounaouil right. The court also sentenced Micropole to a fine of 23,000 euros.
Asma Bounaouil, who was hired by Micropole as a design engineer, was laid off on the grounds that she wore a headscarf at work. Bounaouil then sued the company.
The French court had asked the Court of Justice of the European Union to give its opinion on the matter. The Court of Justice of the European Union concluded that it was not a direct discrimination of the employers to prohibit the visible use of any political, philosophical or religious symbol in their workplaces by internal rules.