UPS sued for demanding Muslim shave beard
Sweden’s Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO) has filed a lawsuit against parcel delivery company United Parcel Service (UPS) after the company dismissed a Muslim driver who refused to shave his beard.
In a lawsuit filed with Sweden’s Labour Court (Arbetsdomstolen) on Monday, the ombudsman argued that the company should pay the man, a resident of Spånga northest of Stockholm, 150,000 kronor ($23,000) in compensation plus 42,000 kronor in lost income, as well as interest on both amounts.
“The rule has no legitimate purpose and is not appropriate and necessary,” wrote Anders Wilhelmsson, the ombudsman office lawyer representing the man, in the filing.
More tom-foolery from the crazy swedes!
The have the unique ability to keep surpassing themselves in tomfoolery.
How would Sweden’s Equality Ombudsman behave if the man was Jewish? I am not sure that the same way. They are probably affraid to death of their Moslem population.
Well, it”s UPS demand that no employee has a beard … in all countries, for all races … so why not for the Muslims ? I – as a belgian citizan and ups employee – have to shave too …