Top EU court to give first ruling on Islamic headscarf bans

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The towers of the European Court of Justice are seen in Luxembourg, January 26, 2017. Picture taken January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The European Court of Justice ECJ will determine on Tuesday whether an employer can prohibit staff from wearing the Islamic headscarf, Reuters reported.

The ECJ will rule on the cases of two female employees in Belgium and in France, who were dismissed for refusing to remove their headscarves, a day before a Dutch parliamentary election dominated by the issue of immigration and integration, the same source explained.

The court’s ruling will consider the case of a Belgian woman working as a receptionist for G4S Secure Solutions, which has a general ban on wearing visible religious or political symbols.

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