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Case Law C-68/17 (31/05/2018)

Type: Opinion of Advocat General

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 05/31/2018

Subject: According to the Advocate General, the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion precludes a Catholic doctor who is Head of Department at a Catholic hospital from being dismissed because of his divorce and remarriage. The requirement for a Catholic doctor who is a Head of Department to respect the sacred and indissoluble nature of marriage as understood by the Catholic Church does not constitute a real occupational requirement, much less one that is genuine and justified

Parties: IR c. JQ

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Solidarity - Art. 30 Protection against unjustified dismissal

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