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Bougnaoui v Micropole SA (C-188/15) [ECJ] 14.03.17

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Directive 2000/78/EC — Equal treatment — Discrimination based on religion or belief — Genuine and determining occupational requirement — Meaning — Customer’s wish not to have services provided by a worker wearing an Islamic headscarf. HELD that, in the absence of an employer's internal rule prohibiting the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign, the willingness of an employer to take account of the wishes of a customer no longer to have the employer’s services provided by a worker wearing an Islamic headscarf, could not be considered an occupational requirement that could rule out discrimination.

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Category: Employment » Religious discrimination; EC Law. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: Times 27.03.17.

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