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Headscarf-related dismissal not direct discrimination - Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV (C-157/15) [ECJ] 14.03.17

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Directive 2000/78/EC — Equal treatment — Discrimination based on religion or belief — Workplace regulations of an undertaking prohibiting workers from wearing visible political, philosophical or religious signs in the workplace — Direct discrimination — Indirect discrimination — Female worker prohibited from wearing an Islamic headscarf. HELD that the employer's internal rule prohibiting the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination. The Court also provided guidance for national courts on when a rule might be found to constitute indirect 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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