Does refusal to wear a face mask constitute a belief system?

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In his latest ILO article, Jakob Widner discusses a recent Supreme Court decision. The Supreme Court ruled that an employee could not invoke discrimination on the grounds of belief after she was dismissed because she refused to wear a mandatory covid-19 face mask. The case is the first of its kind that was decided by the Supreme Court. For employers, it means that covid-19-related measures can be enforced in the workplace without fear of discrimination claims.

Read the article here or in the Employment & Immigration Newsletter of the International Law Office!

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