Veiled Muslim women workers approved to work for company in Murcia

Agrolimentaria, an agricultural company with about 300 employees in the Murcian neighborhood of Torre Pacheco, must be allowed to employ veiled Muslim women as part of their workforce. The company has about 300 employees involved in the packaging of vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and lettuce – half of these employees are Arab women. The company will allow women to use their own veils, but may also supply their own during working hours. Many companies like Agrolimentaria condemn the veiling of Muslim women, citing reasons related to hygiene.