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European Union Court OKs Bans on Religious Dress at Work

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Young women with headscarves sit in the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany on January 31, 2020.  © 2021 Sonja Wurtscheid/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Protection of religious freedom – for Muslim women in particular – was dented last week by the European Union’s highest court’s ruling that permits employers to discriminate against people who wear religious dress. Ruling on two cases brought by women in Germany whose employers refused to let them wear headscarves at work, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) found on July 15 that employers can limit workplace…

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