IR v JQ Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceCase C-68/17
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment
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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