Strict uniform rules at school may be unconstitutional.
The Federal Constitutional Court (Germany) declared a ban on teachers wearing Islamic headscarves unconstitutional on Friday, 13 March 2015.
It could therefore be within a learner’s right to wear a nose stud to school if it forms part of the learner’s religion or culture. Schools are thus advised to allow for a procedure in terms of which a learner can apply to wear a religious or cultural piece. According to the Pillay case, the fact that an exemption might encourage more learners to express their religion or culture, should be celebrated and not feared.
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Education is important because, first of all, people need to know that discrimination still exists. It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted. Alexis Herman