Areas of religious discrimination

In 2013, the Anti-Discrimination Agency published a comprehensive study of discrimination incidents, among other things because of religion in the areas of employment and education.

Religious discrimination in access to employment manifests itself differently for various groups of people and also occurs within the employee’s relationship with religious employers. Furthermore, religious discrimination within one's employment can occasionally happen in the form of termination of an employee due to the wearing of a Muslim head scarf.

Although discrimination against people because of their religion in the area of ​​access to goods and services sometimes can be a problem, (e.g. the case of a Muslim woman who was refused at a fitness club because of her headscarf) the present dossier is solely dedicated to the area of ​​employment.

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