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Employers may need to justify bans on wearing religious signs, EU court says

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Brussels, BelgiumReuters EU companies can ban the visible wearing of religious signs, including headscarves, if the rules apply to all workers, the European Union’s top court said last week, the latest ruling on an issue that has divided Europe for years. However, it said that if one religion is effectively discriminated against by the ban […]

Church of England says European Court of Justice ruling on religious symbols in the workplace raises “significant questions”

The Church of England has said last week’s European Court of Justice ruling – which allows employers to ban their workers from wearing religious or political symbols – raises “significant questions” about freedom of religion and its expression. In a statement, a spokesman said that in “preferencing ‘freedom to conduct a business’ above the free expression […]