Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA  IRLR 447 ECJ
Reports relating to this case:
Religious discrimination: Customer's reluctance to accept services of hijab-wearing employee not genuine and determining occupational requirement
- 24 September 2017
In Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA  IRLR 447 ECJ, the ECJ held that an employer in France could not use the reluctance of a customer to deal with any worker wearing an Islamic headscarf to defend the dismissal of a Muslim worker because she wore the hijab.
Direct religious discrimination: employer's wish to please customer not a genuine occupational requirement
- 14 March 2017
The European Court of Justice has held that a direct religious discrimination claim in which an employee who wears an Islamic headscarf is dismissed to appease a customer cannot be defended on the basis of a "genuine and determining occupational requirement".