Fly Zone: Burka Ban Cleared for Takeoff

Employers can bar staff from wearing visible religious symbols such as the burka, the European Union’s top court has ruled.

The ruling came in its first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work.

On the eve of a Dutch election in which Muslim immigration has been a key issue and a bellwether for attitudes to migration and refugee policies across Europe, the Court of Justice (ECJ) gave a joined judgment in the cases of two women, in France and Belgium, who were dismissed for refusing to remove headscarves.

 

Originally published by The Telegraph.