Scottish minister’s wife pursues legal action against Dundee nursery

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Court action is proceeding against a Dundee nursery over claims it discriminated against the wife and daughter of the Scottish government’s health secretary.

Humza Yousaf, who is Muslim, and his wife, Nadia El-Nakla, allege Little Scholars day nursery refused to offer places to three children with Muslim names, including their two-year-old daughter, Amal, but found space for children with western-sounding names.

El-Nakla, who works for the Scottish National party MSP Shona Robison in Dundee, is proceeding with her claim of direct discrimination on the grounds of race and/or religion under the Equality Act 2010 at Dundee sheriff court after the nursery continued to deny the allegation