Labour Court Berlin, Judgment from 28.03.12 – 55 Ca 2426/12

Facts: The applicant is a practicing Muslim who wears a headscarf. She applied at the defendant's office for a training position. In the interview, the applicant was informed that in the dental office she must wear a uniform. During operations, the employees wore surgical caps. In this context, the defendant asked the applicant if she was ready to take off the headscarf while working. The applicant´s answered negatively. Because of this reason, she did not get the position.

Judgment: If the candidate was excluded because of her refusal to take off the head scarf when the employer demanded, the applicant was discriminated because of her membership in the Muslim religion.

Here you will find an online article on religious discrimination due to wearing a headscarf.

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