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Case Law C-68/17 (11/09/2018)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 09/11/2018

Subject: The Court affirmed that dismissal of a Catholic doctor from a managerial position by a Catholic hospital due to his remarriage after a divorce may constitute unlawful discrimination on grounds of religion. The requirement that a Catholic doctor in a managerial position respect the Catholic Church’s notion of marriage as sacred and indissoluble does not appear to be a genuine, legitimate and justified occupational requirement, which is nevertheless a matter for the German Federal Labour Court to determine in the present case

Parties: IR

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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