What next for employers following ECJ’s equal treatment ruling?
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Sara Ibrahim
Sara Ibrahim is a barrister specialising in employment and discrimination law at 3 Hare Court Chambers

Last week, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave judgment in a conjoined appeal from Germany, where two Muslim women were asked not to wear a hijab at work. Some commentators claimed with apparent certainty, that following the ruling, wearing a headscarf could be grounds for job suspension or even sacking. So, does the ECJ’s decision give carte blanche for employers to suspend or fire those wearing a hijab or other religious symbol at work?