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CJEU judgment in religious discrimination case - IR v JQ (2018) (C-68/17) [ECJ] 11.09.18 (Unreported)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Directive 2000/78/EC — Equal treatment — Occupational activities within churches and other organisations the ethos of which is based on religion or belief — Occupational requirements — Acting in good faith and with loyalty to the ethos of the church or organisation — Definition — Difference of treatment on the basis of religion or belief — Dismissal of an employee of the Catholic faith performing managerial duties due to a second, civil marriage entered into after a divorce. HELD that the dismissal of a Catholic employee from a managerial position by a Catholic hospital due to his remarriage was unlawful discrimination on grounds of religion if adherence to the Catholic notion of marriage was not a genuine and justified requirement of that occupational activity.

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Category: Employment » Religious discrimination; EC Law. Area(s) of law: Employment.

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