October 1, 2022

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Discrimination – the veil behind 65% of job applications rejected in the Netherlands, Spain and Germany (Survey)

Discrimination - the veil behind 65% of job applications rejected in the Netherlands, Spain and Germany (Survey)

A survey has revealed that 65% of Muslim women who attach pictures of their headscarves to their resumes have their job applications rejected without being called for a job interview in the Netherlands, according to the results of a published survey. University of Oxford, UK.

According to the same study, carried by today 24, the same thing is happening and in approximately equal proportions in Spain and Germany. In addition to the headscarf, mentioning a voluntary activity at a religious center or Islamic charitable organization in a resume also results in a Muslim women’s application being rejected.

+ “Banning headscarves is not discrimination,” according to CJEU +

As a reminder, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in July last year that the headscarf ban at work was not discriminatory.

“The ban on wearing any visible expression of political, philosophical or religious beliefs can be justified by the necessity for the employer to display an image of impartiality towards clients or to avoid social conflicts,” he informed the court in a press release, taking into account, moreover, the ruling , that the ban on wearing a visible religious symbol was not discriminatory, as it applies to all religions.

However, according to CJEU, “It is particularly important that the employer has demonstrated that, in the absence of such a policy of neutrality, his freedom of action would be impaired because he would suffer negative consequences due to the nature of his activities or the environment in which they are carried out.”

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