EU Court: Employers can prohibit religious symbols in workplace


European Union

Protesters take part in a rally against the prohibition of head scarfs in Universities in Brussels, Belgium, on July 05th, 2020. Belgium's Constitutional Court, on June 04th 2020, ruled that a ban on wearing a headscarf at Universities is not unconstitutional and compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights. photo EPA, Aris Oikonomou

Employers are allowed to prohibit their staff from wearing headscarves and other religious symbols, even if the practical consequence is that believers are treated unequally; the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday, July 15th.