Europe: Catholic hospital broke EU law by firing doctor for remarriage, European Union court rules


The European Court of Justice is the supreme court of the European Union in matters of European Union law.

The case, which was referred to the ECJ after working its way through the German courts for three years, could have significant implications for the way church-run institutions can treat their staff in the country. Under the German constitution, Catholic employers are permitted to fire staff who breach religious rules that would not apply to employees at secular companies and institutions.


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