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The Islamic headscarf launches a new attack on French "laicité": the cases Mme X c. Caisse primaire d'assurance maladie de Seine-Saint-Denis and Mme Fatima X c. Association Baby Loup

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Keywords: Headscarf; Dismissal; Neutrality; Public Interest; Public Service.

In order to defend the principle of State "laïcité", France has introduced specific bans on civil servants' faith manifestations for a long time. However, this system has shown its own inconsistencies in the case of a private organisation's employee performing a service of public interest. In fact, the Court of Cassation has allowed a kindergarten teacher to wear a headscarf on the work premises, drawing criticism from across the nation.

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