French Muslim refused entrance to bank because she wore headscarf

Crédit Mutuel femme voilée

On the morning of Tuesday 19 June on her way to an appointment with her financial adviser, a woman wearing the hijab was refused entry to a Crédit Mutuel branch. The reason given: the employee required her to take off her headscarf. This action resulted in great indignation and a protest outside the offices of the bank. Crédit Mutuel officials quickly issued a statement expressing their regret and apologies for the “isolated mistake”.

Ajib, 22 June 2012

See also “Pas de voile au Crédit Mutuel”, CCIF, 21 June 2012