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Employers Can Ban Muslim Veils at Work, Top EU Court Rules
The ruling follows what a nonbinding opinion earlier this year from a court magistrate, who argued that companies could limit the prominence of religious symbols.
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"I am of the opinion that the fact that an employer pursues a policy of political, ideological or religious neutrality in relations with its clients is not inconsistent with the fact that its employees -- visible or invisible -- at work bear signs of political, ideological or religious beliefs that are small -- that is to say, discreet -- and do not stand out at first sight," Advocate General Athanasios Rantos wrote.

But the court disagreed, writing, "the wearing of any sign, even a small-sized one ... calls into question the consistency of that policy of neutrality."

by Cat on Fri Jul 16th, 2021 at 01:10:23 PM EST
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