EU court allows companies to ban Muslim women from wearing headscarves at work

A top European Court rules companies may ban Muslim women employees from wearing headscarves if certain conditions are met.  The EU court ruled Thursday in two cases brought by Muslim women in Germany who had been fired after they started wearing Islamic clothing. Consequently, the court said that employers may restrict the wearing of visible forms of political or religious expression at work. 

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This is to avoid social conflict or to keep the comfort of customers or employees. However, employers must demonstrate that such motivations are based on genuine needs. Additionally, the National Court can balance interests and rights based on the unique social context of each Member State.

Source: Asian think Tank