European Employment Law Cases


2023/4 Neutrality policy of City of Brussels not found discriminatory (BE)

Keywords Religious Discrimination
Authors Gautier Busschaert
Author's information

Gautier Busschaert
Gautier Busschaert is an attorney at Van Olmen & Wynant.
  • Abstract

      In an interim ruling regarding the refusal by the City of Brussels to employ a female candidate wearing an Islamic headscarf, the Brussels Labour Tribunal considered that such a public authority is allowed to pursue a neutrality policy concerning functions that involve contact with the public, thus concluding that the City of Brussels did not discriminate against a female candidate when refusing to employ her on the ground that she wore a religious symbol.

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