That is what I need, someone to work on my hair wearing a hoodie.
Good luck to Ms Desrosiers. I'll be "devastated" if this Noah woman gets away with this blatant piece of grievance-mongering.
Ms Noah is a money grabber who has seen an opportunity to make a few bucks by flaunting her religion. Her claim is frivolous. The first thing I do when I go to a salon is assess the hairstyle of the stylist. If their hair does not look good it does not inspire any confidence in me what soever let alone if they are not showing their hair at all. I would not let such a person near my hair.
Unbelievable this is a blatant attempt to get a quick bit of money. How can this woman double the claim to £34k because of hate mail that she has received due to her own ridiculous behaviour. Why should Sarah Desrosiers pay for this or for that matter any of this. This should be laughed out of court and this woman should be expected to pay a proportion of the tax payers money incurred in bringing it this far.
"It is essential to my religion and is non-negotiable"?
This should never have come to court. Hopefully the magistrate will throw it out and award costs against Ms Noah and will grant Ms Desrosiers leave to sue Ms Noah for loss of earnings and damage to her reputation.
Let us hope and pray this case has a judge with enough common sense to kick it out, and let the owner rebuild her life and career. If this becomes a ridiculous precedent, anyone turned down for a job can make a fast buck, and earn unscrupulous lawyers even more cash.
This is a blatant disregard for wanting a job and just pure greed. I go to a hairdressers and would like to know that the person cutting and styling my hair has decent hair themselves. Going to a beauty salon you would want the beautician to represent the company - its basic common sense. It's people like this young lady who provoke racism. She should have stated that she wore a headscarf and perhaps not wasted anyone's time. If she is also so great at what she does why hasn't she got a job back where she used to work before she got married?
Well this silly little girl is such a role model for the majority of our sensible British Muslims - not.
Miss Desrosiers, YOUR name isn't being dragged through the mud, let me tell you. Good luck with your fight, this is seems like a blatant attempt to get a quick buck, under the veil of religious discrimination.
I understand the implications of religion. The whole point of working in a hairdressers is to show off hair! It's a bit ridiculous that she went for an interview in an uber-trendy salon where the owner had pink hair and the emphasis was on trendy wild hair! It doesn't merit £34,000 and I feel sorry for the owner who naturally only hired "similar stylists". That's not being racist, it's just how things are, she should have tried a less trendy salon!
Good luck Sarah. This lunacy must come to an end!
Ms Noah wants money for nothing... an attitude far too prevalent in today's society. It's important that hairdressers look the part and convey the image that's crucial in attracting their core customers. Society shouldn't bow to blackmail.
Brits had better wake up and pay attention to the judicial jihad taking place in their country. Bushra Noah has not been damaged in. She is a scheming, conniving little con artist who went after Sara Desrosiers to try and close her shop down because she doesn't dress or act like a good Muslima. This is a blatant case of discrimination on the part of the Muslim woman and she should not be allowed to profit in any way from the lie that Sarah caused her grief and anguish. Bushra knew exactly what she was doing when she went into Sara's shop looking like a pathetic frump. I'm sure she doesn't know anything about punk, funk, urban or trendy.
I would say that applying for a job in an edgy style hair salon and insisting on dressing in Muslin garb is a way of attempting to extort money from a business through a tribunal. That it got to this stage is blatant political correctness gone mad and a lack of a realistic attitude. Her comments on the "Type" of person who has tattoos indicate a distaste for the salon and that she was never serious about wanting the job.
I am not a hairdresser, but surely you need to be a role model of hair style to work in a hair salon. That is the whole point. The muslim is trying to be clever but she is so transparent and just using her religion to try to make money out of somebody. The owner should be suing her for loss of earnings and emotional stress. Besides she is slandering her reputation as a modern day stylist. Go sue her .She will get a shock!
I hope Ms Noah is awarded a kick up the backside, some alternative career guidance and a huge lawyers bill. WHAT a silly girl.
As somebody on This is London said when this story first came to light a few months ago, the fact that Ms Noah has been "rejected for around 20 different hairdressing jobs after interviews" speaks volumes. As Ms Desrosiers rightly states, stylists should have their own hair on show in a salon with an urban funky image. This is not "blatant religious discrimination" as Ms Noah claims but sheer common sense for a hairdressers such as this. Ms Noah herself could benefit from such common sense herself and realise after "20 hairdressing job rejections", that this is not the career for her. The smug smile on her face in the photo is hardly the image of someone "devastated" but more of someone who thinks a quick buck can be made here. Its quite disturbing to see how frivolous Ms Noah is, about completely ruining someone's livelihood for the sake of her 21st job rejection.
Common-sense, Please. Stop playing the tired religion card and get on with the life you chose. Seems to me that you can't cut hair anyway.
Does Bushra Noah really believe God cares whether or not she wears a headscarf? If yes, then perhaps she should just open her own hair salon and stop whining. On a different note, would any hair salon run by Muslims offer a job to a woman without a headscarf?
Good grief, is this nonsense still going on?