Company found guilty of racial discrimination

The Labour Court in Brussels has found a garage door company from Kapelle op den Bos (Flemish Brabant) guilty of racial discrimination. The Centre for Equal Opportunities and the Fight Against Racism took legal action against Feryn Doors after the company refused to employ people on the grounds of their ethnic origin.
The Labour Court first asked for advice from the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg before making a decision on the case.

The Labour Court followed the European Court’s ruling that Feryn was guilty of racial discrimination.

The Minister for Equal Opportunities Joëlle Milquet (Francophone Christian democrat) told journalists that she is pleased with the court’s ruling as it means it sends a message to companies that they will have to abide by anti-discrimination laws.

Mrs Milquet added that many companies are already making an effort to employ more people from the ethnic minorities