New rights emerge for Muslims in the workplace, in hospitals

According to Le Figaro, in the auditions for the use of the burqa and the niqab in France, several French deputies have reported a rise in the number of cases of rights being claimed by Muslims in workplaces, whether it be halal-appropriate menus, or not wanting to eat lunch with those who eat pork.

The rising number of demands is becoming problematic for heads of companies, claims anthropologist Dounia Bouzar in Allah a-t-il sa place dans l’entreprise? (or “Is there room for Allah in the Workplace?”) (Albin Michel, 2009). These “incidents” are particularly common within public hospitals.