European Court of Justice Rules Employers Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

(Evangelical Focus) The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employers are allowed to ban employees from wearing visible religious, political and philosophical symbols in the workplace.

The ban must be based on internal company rules, requiring all employees to “dress neutrally” and “it cannot be based on the wishes of a customer,” the ECJ explains.

“An internal rule of an undertaking which prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination,” the court said in a statement.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    A nice attempt for co-existence, but what Europe needs is Christian morality and not money. What is the use of money if the families and morality are gone? Europeans need Jesus for salvation.

  • Vern

    The liberals in the US always follow Europeans slavishly, so we’ll be hearing more about this. You ladies who wear crosses on your necks, enjoy that privilege while it still exists. The Christian-bashers continue on their intolerant crusade.

    • Chris

      And don’t forget the fundies with their intolerance and distortion of the truth. Or is saying something like that an expression of prejudice? But how can that be? I was just trying to copy your tone.

  • RWH

    Companies have a right to enforce a dress code, and as long as it is enforced fairly and unbiased, courts will uphold their right. Employees may need to be reminded that while at work, they are representatives of management and their policies. On the other hand, according to the Church, baptismal crosses are to be worn under the clothing.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Muslim wearing scarfs should not be banned; it’s so much more sane and decent and beautiful than the Western nudism. Full-coverings of face and body can be banned for health and security reasons.