The culture-enricher in the following article has broken new ground in the ethnic grievance industry: she was awarded damages because she was offended by something that she thought would be required of her, but which actually wasn’t.
I’d like to say, “Only in Sweden!” But that’s probably no longer true — this sort of thing could happen just about anywhere in the dhimmi West these days.
Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer has translated an article about the case, and includes this note:
A Muslim woman (it doesn’t actually say “Muslim” in the article, but it is quite obvious that she is) in Sweden has received 60,000 kronor in compensation for being unable to start a culinary education course because she mistakenly assumed that she had to eat pork.
Below is his translation of a report published last Monday by DN.se:
Discriminated against by the employment agency — receives 60,000 kronor in compensation.
A woman in Finspång dropped out of culinary school because she doesn’t eat pork, and as a result was unable to sample the food. She has now received SEK60,000 in compensation for being discriminated against.
The employment agency had organised an information meeting prior to the start of the culinary course where they informed the audience that all students would have to sample the meals being prepared in class. Because the woman cannot eat pork due to religious reasons, she felt herself unable to start her culinary education, and decided to drop out.
The employment agency was reported to the ombudsman for discrimination (DO) for discriminating the woman. The two parties have now reached an out-of-court settlement in which the employment agency will pay the woman a compensation of 60,000 kronor, the employment agency writes in a press release.
“The employment agency has on previous occasions adapted the educational program to accommodate students who don’t eat pork, but this time this information was lost,” Carl Lindencrona, a lawyer for the employment agency, says in the press release.
According to the employment agency there are no problems involved in adapting the course so students don’t have to eat pork.
In this specific case the woman had not yet started the course, but only participated in an informational meeting where attendees were informed that all students were required to sample the food.
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