Perfumery Douglas in Leeuwarden caused a social media uproar by moving a saleswoman who wears a headscarf to their warehouse so that she is no longer in the shop with clients. The perfumery announced that it will adjust its clothing guidelines.
The manager of the Leeuwarden branch of Douglas confirmed to AD that the woman is no longer allowed to work in the shop, but would say nothing further. On Thursday Douglas Nederland told the newspaper that the manager acted according to the company's dress code. "Our sales employees are not allowed to wear clothing that expresses political, philosophical or religious beliefs."
According to Douglas, the company wants to radiate 'neutrality and unity' and their sales persons are the company's calling card.