Hijabs in the CJEU again: SCRL

In SCRL (Religious clothing) (Judgment) [2022] EUECJ C-344/20, the CJEU has ruled that an internal rule of an undertaking prohibiting the visible wearing of religious, philosophical or spiritual signs does not constitute direct discrimination if it is applied to all workers in a general and undifferentiated way.

The case relates to a dispute between LF, a Muslim who wears the hijab, and SCRL, a company which manages social housing, about a failure to take into consideration LF’s unsolicited application for an internship on the ground that, during an interview, she said that she would refuse to remove her hijab to comply with the policy of neutrality that is promoted within SCRL and included in its terms of employment. Continue reading