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Member state legislation held to be discriminatory on grounds of religion - Cresco Investigation GmbH v Achatzi (2019) (C-193/17) [ECJ] 22.01.19 (Unreported)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 21 — Equal treatment in employment and occupation — Directive 2000/78/EC — Article 2(2)(a) — Direct discrimination on grounds of religion — National legislation grating certain employees a day’s holiday on Good Friday — Justification — Article 2(5) — Article 7(1) — Obligations of private employers and national courts resulting from the incompatibility of national law with Directive 2000/78. HELD that Austrian legislation under which Good Friday was a paid holiday solely for members of specific churches constituted direct discrimination on grounds of religion.

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

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