Ludin was born in
Shortly after, Ludin appealed her denial of application to teach in public school system, which started her six year battle with the state of Baden-Wurttemberg.
Ludin’s case failed: she would not be eligible to teach in the public schools so long as she insists to wear a headscarf while teaching.
August 14, 1998, Ludin made an internal appeal of the initial administrative denial of her application for employment to the SSA. She argued that the wearing of a headscarf is not only part of her personality; it is also a conviction of her religious belief and part of her identity. German basic law prohibited denying an employment application because of religious affiliation. But SSA felled Ludin’s case based on idea that “the religious freedom of the complaint is limited by the fundamental right of the students to negative religious freedom, the parent’s right of upbringing from paragraph of article 6, as well as by the state’s obligation to religious and worldview neutrality.”
On March 24, 2000, Ludin appealed this SSA decision to the Stuttgart Administrative Court, but was rejected because that “ wearing a headscarf for religious reasons by a teacher constituted a lack of qualification in the sense of section 11, paragraph 1 of the Baden-Wurttemberg’s Law on State Civil Servants”. Next, Ludin appealed this rejection of fher complaint to the Baden-Wurttemberg Court of Administrative Appeals, the Land administrative appellate court. They upheld the Stuttgart Administrative Court’s denial of Ludin’s complaint on June 26, 2001, because the court of administrative pointed out that an appellate court has limited powers of review in an administrative decision of whether an applicant is qualified to for a job or not. Also they pointed out that “wearing a headscarf while teaching could influence the students religiously and could lead to conflicts within the affected classrooms.” It is a religious symbol which students in the classrooms could not avoid.
Ludin then appealed this decision of the Land Court of Administrative Appeals to the
In response, Ludin then entered a complaint with the