Samira Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NVPosted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceCase C-157/15
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures
G4S is a private undertaking which provides reception services for customers in both the public and private sectors. On 12 February 2003, Ms Achbita, a Muslim, started to work for G4S as a receptionist. She was employed by G4S under an employment contract of indefinite duration. There was, at that time, an unwritten rule within G4S that workers could not wear visible signs of their political, philosophical or religious beliefs in the workplace. In April 2006, Ms Achbita informed her line managers that she intended, in future, to wear an Islamic headscarf during working hours. In response, the management of G4S informed Ms Achbita that the wearing of a headscarf would not be tolerated
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