Have to press this in every school and work environment.
Handshaking row causes Swedish teacher to leave job
Published: 22 Sep 2016 12:19 GMT+02:00
Fardous El-Sakka had been doing shift work at Kunskapsskolan in Helsingborg, southern Sweden, since August. The 20-year-old, who is Muslim, chose not to shake hands with her male colleagues for religious reasons, instead opting to put her hand on her heart and bow.
When one of the male staff members took offence over her not shaking hands with him, El-Sakka was called to a meeting with the school’s principal.
She was told that staff members are required to conform to the institution’s values if they want to work there, which include gender equality.