The Veil and the British Male Elite

Ali Khan

Washburn University /Legal Scholar Academy

October 2006

All over the world, the law permits employers to impose reasonable grooming standards on employees. For example, the police officers may be prohibited from donning hippie hair and the schoolteachers may not be permitted to wear short skirts. Azmi will have a weak legal claim if the school can show a factual linkage between veil and teaching inefficacy. But that is not the point the British male elite, though known for their love of legal formalisms, is making. Their argument goes beyond the grooming standards at workplace. They wish to assimilate immigrant women into a prototypical woman who caters for male sensibilities and makes men feel comfortable.

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Keywords: veil, Islam, feminism, employment discrimination

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Date posted: October 25, 2006  

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Khan, Ali, The Veil and the British Male Elite (October 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=940025 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.940025

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