This volume is part of the publisher's series titled "Cultural Diversity and Law in association with RELIGARE." The project on Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe (RELIGARE) is funded by the European Commission. The three editors are affiliated with Catholic U. of Leuven, Belgium. They provide an introductory essay, which is followed by 14 contributions on various perspectives on religious interests in the European workplace, the legal reasoning of the European Court of Human Rights, racial and religious discrimination in recruitment, and religion and sex equality in the workplace as a double bind for the European Court of Justice, among other topics. Case studies and comparative perspectives include the approach of the Turkish judiciary to religion in the public and private workplace, Jewish women in the Belgian workplace, Belgian and Dutch case law on religious dress in the private sector, reasonable accommodation as a tool to manage religious diversity in the workplace, and "The Faith at Work" Movement in the US as a model for Europe. Annotation c2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Katayoun Alidadi is a PhD researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and project researcher for RELIGARE. Marie-Claire Foblets, Lic. Iur., Lic. Phil., Ph.D. Anthrop. (Belgium) is professor of Law and of Anthropology at the Universities of Leuven (Louvain) and Antwerp. She has held various visiting professorships both within and outside Europe. For several years she served as Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Catholic University of Leuven. She currently chairs the Institute for Migration Law and Legal Anthropology at the Law Faculty in Leuven. She has conducted extensive research and published widely on issues of migration law, including the elaboration of European migration law after the Treaty of Amsterdam, citizenship/nationality laws, compulsory integration, anti-racism and non-discrimination, etc. In the field of anthropology of law, her research focuses on cultural diversity and legal practice, with a particular interest in the application of Islamic family laws in Europe, and more recently in the accommodation of cultural and religious diversity under State law. Jogchum Vrielink is Post-Doctoral researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and project manager for RELIGARE.