The reasoning now presented by the labor court on the "headscarf ruling" of February defuses the coalition dispute over the law.
Will women be allowed to wear headscarves to school in future? Photo: dpa
In February, the Berlin Regional Labor Court (LAG) awarded a Muslim educator compensation of around 8,500 euros because the Senate did not want to hire her as an elementary school teacher because of her headscarf. The state later offered the woman an employment contract as a vocational school teacher. However, this did not eliminate the discrimination, the LAG explained in the reasons for the ruling. The woman wanted to teach at elementary schools and was not allowed to do so, although there was a great need for teachers there.