The Swedish Justice Ombudsman will not look at a case in western Sweden where a man was paid damages for not being given an internship after he refused to shake a female boss's hand for religious reasons.

The internship candidate himself had turned the case over to Sweden's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen - DO), but Trollhättan municipality managed to avoid a probe by paying him 30,000 kronor ($4,500).

The case has received widespread attention, however, with the municipality since receiving about 100 critical emails, reported the Ttela news site. The case was also reported to the Justice Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmannen - JO), but the agency has now decided not to review it.

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