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Hijab ruling presents the thorny problem of legislating for all EU member states

By Ronan McCrea, Professor of Constitutional and European Law, UCL
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A top EU court is again wrestling with the contentious issue of religious freedom and discrimination, ruling that employers can restrict religious symbols, such as hijabs, in the workplace.

The EU court of justice held that such rules are potentially discriminatory, but can be justified if the employer shows they are necessary and are consistently applied to all symbols of religion or belief.

The ruling came in response…


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