ECJ rules headscarf ban was not direct discrimination but was capable of constituting indirect discrimination

In Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV (Case C-157/15) the ECJ held that a Belgian company's dress code banning the wearing of a Muslim headscarf while on duty did not amount to direct discrimination but was capable of amounting to indirect discrimination under the Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC).

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