A new hijab-free workplace policy in the U.K. is forcing workers to wear the headscarf while in the workplace.
The new policy, implemented in June, requires employers to ensure that employees wear headscarves to avoid harassment and discrimination.
The U.S. is also facing backlash for the new hijab ban.
The first Muslim woman to serve as president, President Donald Trump, recently called for a ban on all Muslim immigration.
But Trump’s rhetoric about “extreme vetting” of Muslims has drawn backlash from other Republican presidential candidates.
In March, former Arkansas Gov.
Mike Huckabee suggested that Muslims in America should be “put on a list” and “killed.”
The new hijab policy in Britain also comes as women in the country have been increasingly demanding more representation at the workplace and on the government, with some women joining women’s marches and women’s rights groups calling for a boycott of companies that refuse to hire or promote them.
In the U, there are about 4,000 full-time women in senior positions, according to a recent survey by the Institute of Directors, a women’s advocacy group.
That number is expected to increase to more than 5,000 in 2020, according the survey.
The number of women in leadership roles is increasing.
Women in the United Kingdom were twice as likely as men to hold senior positions in 2016, according a 2017 study by the Pew Research Center.
But there has been a notable decrease in the number of female business executives since the Brexit vote, the study found.