Centrum voor Gelijkheid van Kansen en voor Racismebestrijding v Firma Feryn NV - public statement that "Moroccans will not be employed by firm" should be seen as direct racial discrimination - ECJ Case C54/07 - AG's opinion 12.3.08
Mr Feryn, director of a Belgian company which fits garage doors, was reported in a newspaper as saying that his company would not recruit Moroccans. He denied being racist, but said that his customers regularly insisted that they would not accept immigrants being sent to their homes to do work. He had to meet such customer requirements or put himself out of business. CGKR (Belgium's equivalent to the UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission) brought proceedings against his firm alleging race discrimination.