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Newsflash: Religious discrimination & headscarves

What do we already know?

We updated you in our July 2016 Newsletter Case update (2): Religious discrimination – dress code on Advocate General Opinions in respect of the legality of bans on wearing headscarves at work (Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV and Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA).

The Advocate Generals gave very conflicting opinions and therefore we have been waiting for the decisions of the CJEU for some clarification.

What’s new?

The CJEU has arrived at similar conclusions to the Advocate Generals in the above cases and decided that if an employer:

We will consider these decisions in more detail in our April Newsletter and unpick what has led to these two very different decisions.

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