A former sales assistant at Dunnes Stores has claimed she was unable to go to  work because she was not permitted to wear a religious headdress there.

Loreta Tavoraite (35), who is originally from Lithuania, began working in a  Dunnes Stores in Ballincollig in Cork in July 2007.

She later converted to Islam and for religious reasons wanted to wear a hijab  — a headscarf that covers the hair, leaving the face exposed — at work.

Ms Tavoraite, of Parknamore in Ballincollig, is suing Dunnes, of 46-50 South  Great George’s Street, Dublin, for unfair dismissal. An Employment Appeals  Tribunal (EAT) in Cork was told yesterday that staff at Dunnes wear a standard  uniform.

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/dunnes-stores-told-muslim-worker-she-couldnt-wear-her-hijab-16210340.html#ixzz26M6oK2TB

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