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Banning Islamic headscarves in the workplace is not direct discrimination rules the European Court of Justice. But the headline doesn’t tell employers the whole story.

Workplace bans on the wearing of "any political, philosophical or religious sign" such as headscarves does not constitute direct discrimination, Europe's top court has ruled. Chris Aldridge explores the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (commonly referred to as the ECJ) and why this decision is not as straightforward as it first appears.

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