Supreme Court on pink ribbons

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Mag. Jakob Widner, ILO Newsletter vom 27. April 2016

The Supreme Court recently sought to set the standard for an employer´s right to introduce or enforce a dress code. Basing its decision on the privacy rights under the Civil Code and the European Convention on Human Rights, the court clarified that an employee´s outer appearance is his or her private affair, and that the test to be applied as to where this privacy ends is trustworthiness. Although clear-cut in theory, the guidance leaves considerable leeway for interpretation.


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Mag. Jakob Widner

LL.M. (NYU) Partner
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