A Berlin labout court has ruled that an event manager, Lutz Imhof, be given back his job from which he was fired after a complaint by Daniel Barenboim.
Barenboim, it was alleged, was forced to walk 200 metres on his own two feet after Imhof’s security men refused to let his chauffeur drive through a barrier to the Waldbühne stage in August 2018.
Interior and sports senator Andreas Geisel promptly demoted Imhof to a peripheral post in the Sportforum Hohenschönhausen. Imhof called his lawyers and the court has ruled he should now get his job back. Unless Barenboim appeals.