Saturday, February 5, 2011

Woman Quits Job After State Passes Burqa Ban; State of Hesse Passed Law Prohibiting Face Veils

A 39-year-old Muslim mother has resigned her job at Frankfurt's city administration, after the state of Hesse imposed Germany's first ban on wearing a burqa at work, the Monsters and Critics website reports today (February 5, 2011).

The woman -- who is of Moroccan origin -- previously wore a headscarf while counseling city residents, but wanted to resume her job after maternity leave with her face completely veiled.

The city objected, saying taxpayers would not accept an official if they could not see her eyes.

Hesse -- the state in which Frankfurt is located -- issued a regulation on February 2, 2011 prohibiting all public-service employees from wearing face veils at work.

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