EU Pillar of Social Rights

After consultation and a conference, the European Commission has published its Recommendation for a “compass … for upward convergence towards better working and living conditions in Europe”.  Entitled the ‘European Pillar of Social Rights’ it contains 20 principles to support what it calls a “fair and well-functioning” labour market and welfare system.

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European Court Allows Ban on Religious Symbols and Clothing

The European Court has decided that it is not ‘discrimination’ to ban employees wearing “any visible signs of their political,  philosophical or religious beliefs and/or from engaging in any observance of such beliefs” provided such a ban is based on internal company rules requiring all staff to “dress neutrally”. This means

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