Crazy now being mainstreamed…
So you are expected to incur financial losses when hiring Muslims for work, that’s the moral lesson served to this unfortunate Finnish entrepreneur in north-western Finland. Jews in Finland have never taken people to court for not serving kosher meals or for docking their pay for praying during work hours. Islam demands conformity of the non-Muslim and it appears that Finland is all too willing to accommodate.
Pohjala entrepreneur cut Muslims’ salaries for praying, served pork at lunchtime – was sentenced for crimes
- Start-up entrepreneur violated equality – and the Employment Contracts Act when he paid Muslim workers with too low wages.
- According to the business owner the men prayed during working time, whereby the salary was lowered below the minimum collective agreement. By law, this was illegal.
- The working lunch offered pork that Muslims could not eat.
The District Court of Ostrobothnia has condemned a business owner (born in 19566) of workplace discrimination and violation of the Employment of foreigners act.
According to the District Court’s judgment, the man has to pay a 60-day penalty, ie a sum of € 2,640.
Plumbing supplies entrepreneur hired a few years ago, two foreign workers. The men were related to each other. The employer hired them with the appropriate written contracts, however, whose wages were less than the minimum required by the collective agreement.
The employer and the employees orally agreed that a nine-hour hourly salary is sufficient when the employer arranged meals for the men. Hours agreed upon was 40 hours per week.
The workers were Islamic and asked for a chance to pray sometimes during the day. In addition, they refused to eat pork in the workplace catering denied by Islam. The judgment does not show whether the employer provided substitute food for them.
The entrepreneur refused to pay for the unused food benefit by raising the salary but remained in nine euros. According to the employer, the effective working hours of men decreased by one hour per day when they prayed.
The man argued in court that the times of prayer were not a recreational break in accordance with the collective agreement, but they had to be deducted from pay. The entrepreneur emphasized in his reply that he had nothing against the Islamic religion. The man said that he had arranged for a separate room for prayer.
According to the entrepreneur’s view, one of the employees had asked for the earlier end of the working day on Fridays. Eventually, the man had asked for the Friday to be completely free.
The other employee, on the other hand, considered an hour lost in working hours as a false claim. He personally felt that during his working day he prayed for only a quarter of an average. The man was partly praying during statutory breaks.
One of the workers, in turn, kept the hours of lost working time as a wrong argument. He himself believed that during his working day he prayed on average only a quarter that time. The man prayed in part during the regular breaks.
TES failed to comply
The court convicted the Pohjalan entrepreneur for job discrimination. Reducing the hourly wage was overblown compared to the evidence that the law allows.
– There has been no justification for lowering the salary than the minimum wage agreed to. This is however what was done, and the procedure has been based on the religion of [the claimants], the District Court Writes.
The Entrepreneur’s fine penalty was tightened through a second indictment. The man defaulted on employment- and on residence permits for Foreign Workers. This was all about the employer’s offense.
The verdict is not legally valid.