Court: Employers May Prohibit Employees from Wearing Religious Symbols
Country: European Institutions (EU, ECHR, et.al.)
Date of incident: March 14, 2017
Category: Government Restrictions
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Governmental / Workplace
On March 14, 2017, the European Court of Justice put employers' interest in "neutrality" above employees' exercise of religious freedom in a landmark judgment. The Court ruled that employers can prohibit the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign in the workplace.
Source: Judgments in Cases C-157/15 Achbita, Centrum voor Gelijkheid van kansen en voor racismebestrijding v G4S Secure Solutions, and C-188/15 Bougnaoui and Association de défense des droits de l’homme (ADDH) v Micropole Univers