As you can see in the picture, one of the women who sued UPS in the Human Rights Court for forcing her not to wear long flowing skirts in a high risk area where her religion demands it, left the HRC tribunal in long pants and high heels. Two items that Islam strictly forbids for women.
Also the article says that everyone is very happy.
I am not. This is a disgusting abuse of process and western justice in practice and in principle. It is decay of any meaningful sense of reason and fairness.
Eeyore for Vlad.
Nov 17, 2008 11:40 AM
Eight Muslim women who filed a human rights complaint against the United Parcel Service (UPS) over a dress code dispute, have settled with the company.
“Everyone is very happy,” said Jacquie Chic, lawyer for the complainants, after announcing the agreement at a Canadian Human Rights tribunal this morning.
Chic would not discuss the terms of the settlement. The file will be closed once copies of the agreement are sent to the tribunal, said Karen Jensen, panel chair for the tribunal.
The women, all devout Muslims lost their jobs in 2005 because they refused to hike their skirts above the knee over their long pants. They argued that Islam requires them to be fully covered for modesty and alleged discrimination on the basis of religion and gender.
UPS said the ankle-length skirts were a safety hazard as workers climb ladders up to six metres high. Only “a gap in the process” allowed the women to work there for up to two years without being told their clothing posed a risk, a UPS manager previously told the tribunal.
The issue grew more complicated when The Star revealed that the mosque the women cited as a religious authority is disseminating slurs against Jews and Western society. As reported in today’s Star, the Muslim Canadian Congress is calling for the charitable status of the Somali Islamic Society of Canada, which owns the Khalid Bin Al-Walid mosque, to be stripped.
The mosque preaches strict adherence to Islamic law and no compromise with the West.
I agree that the case is ridiculous. But that photograph is suggestive. Couldn’t it be that we see three of the eight Muslim complaintants, and their non-Muslim lawyer?