European Court of Justice rules employers may ban wearing hijab

European Court of Justice rules employers may ban wearing hijab

European Court of Justice rules employers may ban wearing hijab — — -Brussels (Brussels Morning) The European Court of Justice has determined that it can be legal for employers to ban the wearing of headscarves in specific circumstances. It was ruling against two German women who had brought the case to the court after being suspended from their jobs.

Thursday’s ruling emphasised that, while employers may ban the wearing of visible symbols of religious or political beliefs, there has to be a “genuine need” on their part to present a neutral image to the public.