Employers can prohibit Islamic headscarf and other visible religious symbols

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The ban would constitute direct discrimination based on religion if the company based its ban on stereotypes or prejudice against one or more particular religions or against religious beliefs in general.

Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (CVRIA), Julian Kokott, said that the fact that an employee is prohibited from wearing an Islamic headscarf does not constitute direct discrimination based on religion


Employers can prohibit the wearing of Islamic headscarf at work as long as the company bans visible political, philosophical and religious symbols in the workplace.

Yesterday, Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Julian Kokott said that the fact that a female employee of Muslim faith is prohibited from wearing an Islamic headscarf at work does not constitute direct discrimination based on religion if that ban is founded on a general company rule prohibiting visible political, ph...


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