Good Friday holidays and discrimination: Cresco v Achatzi

In Austria, Good Friday is a paid public holiday only for members of the Evangelical Churches of the Augsburg and Helvetic Confessions, the Old Catholic Church and the  Evangelical Methodist Church. If a member of one of those Churches has to work on that day, s/he is entitled to additional pay in lieu [12]. Mr Markus Achatzi is an employee of Cresco Investigation, a private detective agency, and is not a member of any of the Churches in question. He claims that he suffered discrimination by being denied public holiday pay for the work he did on Good Friday, 3 April 2015, and sought an extra day’s pay from his employer [13]. Continue reading