A Constitutional Court in Germany ruled Wednesday that a state parliament must decide whether female Muslim government employees have the right to wear headscarves at work. Fereshta Ludin was barred from a teaching job in Baden-Wuerttemberg after an official at the school complained about the headscarf she wore. The school felt the headscarf symbolized discrimination against women. The Court did not give a final decision on the matter, but rather urged the state to pass legislation on the issue.
See Jeffrey Fleishman, Chicago Tribune, September 24, 2003