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Headscarf (Hijab) at work and dismissal: Whether a workplace discrimination?

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Ahmad, Muhamad Hassan (2021) Headscarf (Hijab) at work and dismissal: Whether a workplace discrimination? In: 1st GPDRL International Symposium on Saudi Arabia Vision 2030: Legal Socio-Economic Issues & Way Forward, 11 April 2021, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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Wearing headscarf among Muslim women is a sign of modesty and a symbol of religious faith. In relation to wearing of hijab or khimar to work, it is noted that - except in Saudi Arabia and Iran - hijab (head scarf) is not made compulsory throughout all other Muslim countries. For the rest, like Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Algeria and Bosnia it is not forced upon the woman but is merely optional. However, in some Muslim countries, majority of the women prefer to adorn the hijab, like Yemen and United Arab Emirate (UAE). In Malaysia, for Islamic organisations and institutions of higher learning, it is compulsory for its staff and students to wear the hijab, dress according to Islamic dress code and display proper Islamic ethics. In an attempt to maintain these rules, disciplinary action will be taken if these rules are flouted. Other than this, many women in government organisations have chosen to wear the hijab although it is not made compulsory for them

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2924/89647
Uncontrolled Keywords: Headscarf (Hijab), Work , Dismissal
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > K3150 Public law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 18 May 2021 11:39
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2021 08:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89647

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