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Published: 12 Apr 08 The Local-Sweden
A 20-year-old Malmö woman has been awarded damages after she was asked to leave a bus for wearing a veil.
The bus driver had asked the woman to remove her niqab so that he could identify her, however the woman was using a buss pass that did not require identification.
“The bus driver has not acted according to Arriva’s values. There is no doubt where the fault lies and this is most regrettable. We are happy to pay out the money to make up for it,” said Jan Wildau at Arriva.
As a result of the incident the bus driver, who was employed on an hourly basis, no longer works for Arriva.
TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson ([email protected])