Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins compensation Watch
Farah Alhajeh, 24, was applying for a job as an interpreter when she declined to shake the hand of a male interviewer for religious reasons.
She placed her hand over her heart in greeting instead.
The Swedish labour court ruled the company had discriminated against her and ordered it to pay 40,000 kronor ($4,350; £3,420) in compensation.
Some Muslims avoid physical contact with members of the opposite sex, except for those in their immediate family. However handshakes are traditional in some European countries.
Sweden's discrimination ombudsman's office, which represented 24-year-old Ms Alhajeh, said the judgement had taken into account "the employer's interests, the individual's right to bodily integrity, and the importance of the state to maintain protection for religious freedom".
I think it's good she received compensation because people should respect what kind of bodily contact people are comfortable with.
There's also the attitude that could accompany the refusal.
Has anyone considered that what she is doing is actually sexist. I mean how would females feel if a man decided he didn't want to shake hands with any women....would you find that totally acceptable?
She refused to shake hands with both men and women so it couldn't be deemed sexist.
Seems very contrived to me.