French MPs on Wednesday will put the spotlight on religion in France's nurseries, seven years after a woman was fired from a Paris crèche for refusing to remove her veil.

Lawmakers will on Wednesday be discussing a draft law proposed by the Radical Left Party, which was prompted by one particular case that has been dragged from court to court for years.

Fatima Afif, a nursery assistant, was sacked in 2008 by the "Baby Loup" creche for refusing to remove her Muslim headscarf at work.

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