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Direct religious discrimination: employer's wish to please customer not a genuine occupational requirement

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA [2017] IRLR 447 ECJ

religious discrimination | Islamic dress | dress code

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) 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".