IR v JQ [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    Case C-68/17
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Preliminary Ruling; Discrimination; Religious Grounds; Dismissal; Remarriage Following Divorce; EU Equal Treatment Framework Directive

In this case the Federal Labour Court in Germany asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary ruling on whether a Catholic doctor’s dismissal from a managerial position in a Catholic hospital, for remarrying after divorce, constituted unlawful discrimination on grounds of religion. The hospital argued his remarriage amounted to a breach of his duty to act in good faith and a failure to show loyalty to the hospital’s religious ethos, namely, that marriage is sacred and indissoluble.

JQ was a Catholic doctor and Head of Internal Medicine at a hospital in Germany. The hospital was

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This article is correct at 13/09/2018
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