A Hamburg court has dismissed a discrimination case against the German Youth Affairs Office after it refused to allow a Polish father to speak to his children in Polish, Polskie Radio reported Saturday.
Wojciech Pomorski, 39, a Polish teacher who has been living in Germany since the 1980s, demanded a written apology and 15,000 euro compensation from the Youth Affairs Office in Hamburg because it did not allow him to speak Polish with his two daughters when visiting them.
After divorcing his German wife, Pomorski can see his children only under supervision.
The civil court did not forbid Pomorski to use Polish in contacts with his daughters but the Youth Affairs Office decided that he "must not communicate in the Polish language with them because it cannot always provide a supervisor who can understand the language," the radio said.
Pomorski is planning to appeal.
HAMBURG, January 9 (RIA Novosti)