Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Islam and Employment Law in Ireland

Claire Hogan (TCD) will discuss to what extent employment law in Ireland accommodates the needs of Muslims living in Ireland.

As a result of immigration, there is an increasingly diverse workforce in Ireland. The “Garda turban” controversy in 2007 demonstrated that the State, as employer, was not prepared to accommodate the expression of an aspect of Sikhism in the workplace. It is to be expected that employment cases involving Islam will follow. The courts in the UK, France and Germany have adjudicated on high-profile so-called “headscarf decisions.” The relevant case law shall be examined in order to analyse the variety of possible legal approaches to the expression of religion generally, and Islam more particularly, in the workplace. Claire Hogan is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Law (TCD). This seminar is part of the History of Islam in Ireland seminar series, held in conjunction with the IRCHSS-funded research project and hosted by the Study of Religions Department.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: O'Rahilly Building 2.55
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Oliver Scharbrodt

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