Muslim dentist loses discrimination suit

A Muslim woman from Kista north of Stockholm (Sweden) who was denied a job as a dentist after refusing to wear short-sleeved work clothes for religious reasons has lost her discrimination case against the Swedish Public Dental Service (Folktandvården): in its ruling, the court cited health board regulations which recommend healthcare personnel use short-sleeved gowns when examining patients: “Even it if means a disadvantaging of Muslims, Folktandvården is required to follow the current guidelines for basic hygiene for the healthcare system,” the court wrote in its judgment.