Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV (Case C 157/15)

AG states that banning of religious symbols was not direct discrimination

The Advocate General in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV had to consider whether a private employer was permitted to prohibit a female employee of Muslim faith from wearing a headscarf in the workplace. Was that employer permitted to dismiss her if she refused to remove the headscarf at work?

From the point of view of EU law, the framework for resolving the issue was the Anti-Discrimination Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC.

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