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Hijab-wearing Muslim women being passed over for jobs in last form of 'acceptable' discrimination – MPs
by John Bingham
Muslim women who wear headscarves are routinely being passed over for jobs and sidelined in the workplace because of what is seen as one of the last forms of "acceptable" discrimination, MPs have warned.
Highly qualified women who have already overcome major barriers to train in professions such as law, are being written off because of crude assumptions that they are "submissive and weak", a Commons report found.
Some are driven to abandon wearing traditional Islamic dress in order to get a good job, an inquiry by the Commons Women and Equalities Committee was told.
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