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European Court of Justice keeps the door to religious discrimination in the private workplace opened. The European Court of Human Rights could close it.
in: Strasbourg Observers

Year: 2017
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Saïla Ouald Chaib

Valeska David

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Strasbourg, luxembourg, European Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, religion, discrimination, workplace, veil, achbita, bougnaoui
On 14 March 2017, the European Court of Justice issued two judgments, in the cases of Achbita and Bougnaoui concerning the manifestation of beliefs in the private workplace. From the perspective of inclusion and human rights law, the judgments are very disappointing. They basically legitimize and even provide a recipe for discrimination of employees on the basis of their religious or other convictions.