One of Austria's highest courts has ruled that companies who ban the wearing of face veils are 'not discriminating' against their employees.

The case heard by the Supreme Court concerns a Muslim woman who was dismissed from her job after she told her bosses she wanted to wear a full face veil in the future.

The woman, who already wore a headscarf and over-garment known as the abaya, also said her company discriminated against her while being assigned work tasks due to her religious dress.

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