Religion or belief

Relevant EU Directive:

Directive 2000/78/EC.

The prohibition of discrimination based on religion or belief does not only cover members of and activities linked to officially recognised churches, but according to the European Court of Human Rights it extends to views that attain a certain level of cogency, seriousness, cohesion and importance. Depending on the circumstances, discrimination against certain religious groups may also be seen as discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin.

Example:

Examples can include discrimination due to wearing religious clothing, harassment during the provision of services or the lack of accommodating religious needs.

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