Katayoun Alidadi

Out of sight, out of mind? Implications of routing religiously dressed employees away from front-office positions in Europe

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Keywords: Employment discrimination - religious accommodations - religious symbols - front-office - back-office routing.

Using employment cases from Belgium, France, the US and the ECtHR, this article argues that the distinction between front-office and back-office positions forms a useful analytical tool for religious discrimination/accommodation claims. Sweeping restrictions on religious dress are (too) easily accepted for front-office positions; a highly problematic back-office routing of religiously distinct employees has been taking place in creeping and unnoticed ways, with court cases lending legitimacy.

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