Beard that causes laughter now causes lawsuit
PC Javid IqbalHere’s my beard. Ain’t it wierd? Don’t be sceered, Just a beard.
Muslim PC sues after workmates ‘laughed at his beard’
He is taking the Bedfordshire force to an employment tribunal claiming he is the victim of racial and religious discrimination and unfair dismissal. The claims will add to concern about institutional racism in police forces. An employment tribunal in London recently heard evidence that an ‘apartheid culture’ was operated at Belgravia police station, with separate vans for white and black. […]He says the first racist incident came in early 2006. He claims he was in a van with seven PCs and three ‘tutor’ constables – including one other Muslim – which stopped for food at a shop which did not sell halal products. When he asked if they were stopping anywhere else, he was told: ‘This is it.’ One officer allegedly mimicked his accent and pretended to have a beard similar to his in an ‘ offensive’ incident.
NOTE: Just wait until he decides to henna it.
VIA: The Sheik