European Employment Law Cases

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2016/39 Not selecting a candidate for a job on account of her veil was directly discriminatory on grounds of religion (IT)

Keywords Discrimination; religion
Authors Caterina Rucci
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285380 Caterina Rucci
Caterina Rucci is a partner at Bird & Bird in Milan, www.twobirds.com.
  • Abstract

      A staffing agency rejected an application for an advertised job because the applicant refused to remove her hijab. The court of first instance saw no discrimination, the Court of Appeal did. The plaintiff was awarded €500 but had to bear her own legal expenses.

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