In OP v Commune d’Ans  EUECJ C‑148/22, the Grand Chamber handed down a preliminary ruling in a Belgian case, following a request by the Tribunal du Travail de Liège.
The claimant in the proceedings before the Tribunal du Travail was an employee of the Commune who performed largely “back-office” functions without coming into contact with members of the public . In February 2021 she asked permission to wear a hijab at work . The municipal board of the Commune rejected her application and provisionally banned her from wearing “signs revealing her religious beliefs” until it had adopted general rules on the matter . Continue reading