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A German man was fired after his marriage to a Chinese woman was considered a security risk, reports the BBC.German courts have now ruled he was unfairly dismissed.
The engineer had been working for a company that supplies the German armed forces since 2007. He was dating a Chinese woman and visited her in China multiple times, reportedly receiving security clearance for his trips.
He was later offered a permanent position with his German firm yet fired for “operational reasons” only a few months after his marriage to the woman in December 2009.
The court in Kiel in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein found the company had violated the 47-year-old engineer’s right to marry whomever he wants.
The man, who was not named, has received seven months pay in compensation.