European Employment Law Cases

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2019/27 No additional public holiday pay for working on Good Friday – Discrimination based on religion? (AT)

Keywords Religious discrimination
Authors Dr. Jana Eichmeyer LL.M en Dr. Karolin Andréewitch
Author's information

353740 Dr. Jana Eichmeyer LL.M
Dr. Jana Eichmeyer, LL.M is a lawyer at Eisenberger & Herzog in Vienna (www.ehlaw.at).

353743 Dr. Karolin Andréewitch
Dr. Karolin Andréewitch is a lawyer at Eisenberger & Herzog in Vienna (www.ehlaw.at).
  • Abstract

      Under a former Austrian law effective until February 2019, Good Friday was a public holiday only for a minority belonging to certain Christian Evangelical churches. In the case at hand, Austrian courts had to assess if this regulation and its legal consequences were valid under European Union law, or if they constituted discrimination.

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