Termination of a suspected Islamist illegal

Termination of a suspected Islamist

Volkswagen has terminated an employee because he allegedly wanted to join the jihad. The mere suspicion is not enough, judging by a court.

A VW employee at the site of the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg
© Julian Stratenschulte / dpa

A court has declared the immediate termination of a suspected Islamist at Volkswagen ineffective. “The mere suspicion of belonging to the radical militant ‘Jihad movement’ and the resulting preventive withdrawal of the passport are not sufficient as a reason for the termination of an employment relationship,” The Landesarbeitsgericht in Lower Saxony justified the decision , Volkswagen can still appeal to the Federal Labor Court.

According to the court, the man from Wolfsburg wanted to fly to Istanbul in December 2014. The federal police prevented the trip at that time and took the man from the passport. According to court reports, there was a suspicion that the man wanted to join the militant jihad. The exit ban was 2016 confirmed by the administrative court of Brunswick , Then VW announced the man who was employed as an assembly worker. The behavior of the plaintiff, the company peace and security in the company is at risk, it was justified. According to the court, such dismissal is only justified if the employment relationship is specifically disturbed. “Purely external circumstances can not justify the termination of an employment relationship without notice or on time,” said the judges. Page navigation

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