Teacher wins Berlin compensation case of discrimination over Muslim headscarf

A middle eastern woman wearing a headscarf
A middle eastern woman wearing a headscarf
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a teacher who didn’t get hired by a Berlin elementary school because she was wearing a Muslim headscarf will receive 8,680 euros ($9,250 dollars) in compensation for discrimination.

A higher labor court judge said Thursday that wearing the headscarf wouldn’t have led to tension at the school. The plaintiff, who wasn’t identified, had appealed an earlier ruling by a court which had rejected her case. City education authorities can appeal the latest ruling.

Berlin has a so-called neutrality law which says teachers, police officers and judicial employees shouldn’t wear religious clothes.

But judge Renate Schaude referred to a 2015 ruling by Germany’s highest court that general headscarf bans in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia were infringing religious freedom.

The Associated Press

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    Orabs threw stones at an Israeli vehicle, injuring two people http://newsru.co.il/israel/11feb2017/avanim8028.html

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    In 2016, in Germany, 90 mosques were attacked http://newsru.co.il/world/11feb2017/germany8026.html

    • Rascal

      yet it still does not seem like enough!
      Please try to relatively stick to the article topic, unless you are saying that the muslim discontent is creating backlash.

      • vs

        +muslim+ i’m sorry i’m crazy creating something, new format of comments? also providing news? just copy pasting? also i’m bad in English, but i think here are no +muslims+, religions in modern technology world, only two ideologies are existing now, ideology of progress, creation and ideology of barbarians, destruction, sure we can see also yin yang here, civilisation corrupted by liberal fundamentalism, we can see smart peoples and good things in society of barbarians

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    Nudists of Britain rallied in the fight for their rights http://lenta.ru/articles/2017/02/12/naturism/

  • Niemals

    Political discussion about the law is a new issue.

    It is to be expected that the political debate about the law will be re-ignited.

    According to the court decision, Dirk Behrendt (Greens) said clearly:
    “This is a good day for anti-discrimination and probably the beginning of the end of the Berlin Neutrality Act”
    Typical Grüne and Linke point of view.

    They certainly opposing Georg Pazderski, Chairman of the AfD Group, point of view that considers the verdict to be a fatal signal for encouraging Islamic hardliners. Berlin should not allow the matter to be left behind, but the revision before the Federal Labor Court.

    The CDU interior politician Burkard Dregger urged the Senate to submit revisions to the Federal Labor Court with the aim of preserving the neutrality law.

    “Imagine a teacher with a visible Jewish kippa giving a Muslim student a bad note. What would the student bring the bad note back? “Asks Dregger. The peace of the school required that the Berlin neutrality offer continue unreservedly.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/acf4af2c4601be2a30882260fce7e44980db1ea5ef5a7cd9544e2a6026899527.jpg
    The FDP internal politician Marcel Luthe expressed himself similarly.
    “The Berlin Law of Neutrality may be a work of art, it is quite right in the matter.
    Whether a headscarf is a religious necessity at all and therefore protected by Article 4 of the Basic Law is highly controversial, ” Luthe said.

    “We are very relieved,” said lawyer Maryam Hashemi Yekani. Their suit supported the Anti-Discrimination Center of the Turkish Federation as well as several Muslim networks of women.

    Is Maryam Hashemi Yekani receiving payments from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?

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    • Omega

      This is a serious question: are you on drugs; or simply mentally retarded? What is the point of your ad nauseam, irrelevant posts in every single article? Give it a rest; or if you can’t, slow it down. It’s ridiculous.

      • vs

        You can see button “Collapse”, you can use it or simply you are free not pay attention to my comments, isn’t it? не говори мне что делать, и я не скажу тебе куда идти

        • Omega

          There is another person (OhYeah/Matrix/O’Matrix/annodazumal) here who talks a lot about collapsing comments in order not to see them. Interesting.

          Either way, I should not have to click any button. 99% of your posts is irrelevant content – like the video your poster earlier. By now, you’ve made it clear that you are here to troll and pollute the commenting section. Well done.

          That being said, if you know anything about respect, decency and overall order, calm it down. If not, continue.

          • vs

            Are you Chief here? Are you envy me? I’m just providing information, if you don’t like, don’t get it, omegahell. You can use my “patent” and do the same as me

          • Omega

            You talked about nudists in Britain, stones being thrown at Israeli cars, a 2500 pound buffalo in Texas and posted the video of a girl on the edge of a high rise in Dubai in an article that talks about a win against discrimination in Germany. And that is just one article. If you don’t see anything wrong in your way, then I don’t know what else to tell you.

            There is no chief here but that does not grant you the right to wreck the place. Hence why I mentioned respect, decency and order. I realize it was in vain.

          • vs

            I’m sorry i’m offtopic, but it is not 100%, sometimes i’m in topic. I think diversity is good, i’m trying provide something interesting instead of hateful or stupid comments sometimes of someone. If you speak about respect, start from yourself, omegahell

          • Omega

            Hence why I wrote: 99% of your posts.

            What you do is neither to diversify nor to provide anything of value – it’s to plain and simply troll.

            Care to show me where I have disrespected the overall order of this site the way you do?

          • vs

            You are free to leave, free to stay here. +where I have disrespected+ You are calling my country “Israhell” so i calling you omegahell, i can not respect you

          • Omega

            I can care less about your respect idiot. I was and still am talking about respecting the over order of the site. Your comments have infected every single article.

            I did not expect a filthy inbred Zionist vermin to know anything about overall order, respecting the presence of others and peace.

            Your behavior is the very same of the Zionist thugs who came to Palestine: they had no ties to the land, stole, killed, wrecked the place and called it theirs. When called out, you (like they) play the victim, turn things around and make it a ‘my way or the highway’.

          • vs

            Check better yourself, idiot

          • Omega

            Peaceful and fruitful discussions can only result mutually. I brought up what you do. You told me to collapse your comments if I don’t like them, to leave if I am not happy – even went as far as covering your bs as ‘diversifying’ the commenting section and ‘provinding something interesting’. Your ‘my way or the highway’ cannot yield peace.

          • vs

            Thank You are not ignoring me

          • Omega

            Can’t argue with madness. I leave you to it.

          • vs

            madness is even system in your pc (windows?)

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    Falestinian newspaper “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida” claims that “settlers” in recent years have increasingly attacked Falestinian flock. Particularly difficult situation in the Jordan Valley – not only Jews slaughtered cattle, but also do not deny the pleasure of bumping into sheep by car

  • Rascal

    That is how it started in England also, and now nobody wants to hire “visible” muslims for fear of their routine religious discrimination card they always play. Seems like a liability too the job market. Everybody wants special treatment, how about if a certain job standards do not fit the religious lifestyle, just maybe that isn’t the job for you. Can you imagine a female going to a hairstylist and all the stylist are wearing hijab? It would turn away business. That is the business owners right to have a certain look and image for his shop.

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