Nîmes prosecutor Eric Maurel on Friday, October 30, opened a preliminary investigation for discrimination in the sale of property, franceinfo learned, after the dissemination of photos of a poster plastered on the front of a Nîmes supermarket, prohibiting “veiled women” inside the store.
On the photos posted on social networks and relayed by Midi Libre, we can see a small poster on the window where it is written “As of this day, any person veiled will not be allowed to enter the store.” The Nîmes prosecutor recalls that “the refusal of a service or the sale of a good without a legitimate reason is discrimination”, and that perpetrators face up to three years in prison. The investigation is entrusted to the departmental security.
According to Midi Libre, the Casino group, owner of the brand, reacted on Thursday evening October 29 on Twitter by posting the following message: “We have just read this poster, we condemn it with the greatest firmness. It is a personal initiative which goes against the values of the sign. We have done what is necessary to have everything removed . “