Public Holidays and Religious Holidays - What constitutes equal treatment?

Posted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 19 March 2019
Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett
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In this month’s article, Kevin McVeigh, Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department in EDG Solicitors, considers the CJEU case of Cresco Investigation v Markus Achatzi C-193/17.  In this case the CJEU had to consider whether a provision of Austrian National Law known as the ARG, which provides that Good Friday is a paid public holiday for members of certain Christian Churches only, constituted discrimination against other employees on the basis of their (differing) religious affiliation or lack thereof.

Cresco Investigation v Markus Achatzi

Key Issues: Equal Treatment – Religious Discrimination

Case: Cresco Investigation v Markus Achatzi

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Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett

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