July 10, 2014
A hospital in the city of Dortmund has nonretained a nurse because of her decision to wear a headscarf. The thirty six- year-old nurse decided to wear a headscarf after returning from her second parental leave. Manager Günther Nierhoff explained that the headscarf ban for hospital staff is well known and openly communicated: “We employ a great deal of nurses and doctors which are Muslims”. The manager emphasized that this procedure has nothing to do with discrimination since the hospital offers a room for silence and a special washroom for Muslims.