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    Oscurito Oscurito is offline

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    ECJ: Banning the headscarf is legal.

    The highest court in the European Union, the European Court of Justice has ruled that employers may bar staff from wearing visible religious symbols - such as the Islamic headscarf - at work.

    The case arose from the Belgian courts which had dealt with one Samira Achbita who had been a receptionist for the Belgian branch of G4S. After three years at the firm she decided she wanted to start wearing a headscarf at work for religious reasons. She was fired in June 2006 for refusing to take off her scarf. The company said she had broken unwritten rules forbidding religious symbols.

    In a landmark ruling this morning, the court stated that “An internal rule [...] which prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination".

    RTÉ News: ECJ backs religious symbol bans in headscarf ruling
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    The Sikhs won't like this.
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    sounds good, when you are on company time and all. I wonder how many employers will use it?
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    This just says that a ban isn't against EU law. Member states may have national laws which make a ban illegal.
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    We'll see if they apply this to Jewish skull caps (kippah).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    We'll see if they apply this to Jewish skull caps (kippah).
    Or crucifix necklaces.
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    Oscurito Oscurito is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Or crucifix necklaces.
    Or atheism badges.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscurito View Post
    Or atheism badges.



    By definition, they aren't religious symbols
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    Oscurito Oscurito is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    By definition, they aren't religious symbols
    In a landmark ruling this morning, the court stated that “An internal rule [...] which prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscurito View Post
    In a landmark ruling this morning, the court stated that “An internal rule [...] which prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination".
    Say goodbye to the Repeal the Eight badges so.
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