On the morning of Tuesday 19 June on her way to an appointment with her financial adviser, a woman wearing the hijab was refused entry to a Crédit Mutuel branch. The reason given: the employee required her to take off her headscarf. This action resulted in great indignation and a protest outside the offices of the bank. Crédit Mutuel officials quickly issued a statement expressing their regret and apologies for the "isolated mistake".
See also "Pas de voile au Crédit Mutuel", CcIF, 21 June 2012