French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right rival Marine Le Pen clash bitterly over Islamic headdress, ties with Russia and economic policy as they seek to sway undecided voters in a debate four days ahead of presidential elections.
Faith groups and thousands of women say EU court order allowing firms to ban employees from wearing headscarf under certain conditions pushes for "businesses to adopt Islamophobic hiring practices."
Labour court concluded that the company rejected a Muslim woman’s job application because of her faith and gender.
Christoph Grabenwarter, head of Constitutional Court, says the 2019 ban targeting Muslim girls in primary schools violates equality, right to freedom of thought and religion.
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