ECJ ruling against headscarf

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ)  in Luxembourg decided in favor of a Belgian firm which had a rule barring employees who dealt with customers from wearing visible religious and political symbols may not have discriminated against a receptionist dismissed for wearing a headscarf.

From now onwards the compainies in the EU got a green light on demotivating  their staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious or political symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court ruled to big relief of those standing for secular societies.

The Open Society Justice Initiative, a group footed by the philanthropist George Soros, said the ruling weakens the guarantee of equality” established by  the EU non-discrimination laws.”



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