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Companies can ban headscarves at work, top EU court rules

A company can prohibit wearing religious symbols if it comes as part of a policy of neutrality

Private companies can prohibit employees from wearing headscarves at work, the EU’s top court ruled on Thursday.

  • Liv Klingert
  • Politico

The judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union declared that companies could restrict employees from wearing religious symbols as part of a broad ban on “any visible form of expression of political…

The justification, the court added, is “an employer’s need to present a neutral image towards customers or to prevent social disputes.”

However, the Luxembourg tribunal underlined that the…

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