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Sikh guards should not have been fired because of their beard: Mayor of Toronto

"City policy allows contractors to dismiss or fail to serve employees based on religious beliefs. No. "

Toronto Mayor John Tory speaks during a press conference at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Monday, June 27, 2022.
Toronto Mayor John Tory is at Queen's Park in Toronto Lecture at a press conference in, Monday, June 27, 2022.Photo courtesy of Cole Burston/Canadian news agency

Toronto mayor John Torrey bearded Refers to the reinstatement of a seek guard who was removed from city status because he had it.

The contractor who placed the guards on the city's site was demoted, moved, after the city said that the guards needed to be shaved cleanly for the installation of the N95. Or the mask that started dismissal.

A few weeks ago, the city officials got their attention, but the city responded fast enough to notify the contractor that it was obliged to accommodate employees based on religious requirements. Did not, the Tories said.

"Containment does not mean demotion, it does not mean reduction," it means knowing something that will lead to a secure retirement of employees, "the Tories said. Said on Tuesday.

"No city policy allows contractors to dismiss or fail to respond to employees based on religious beliefs ... clearer than these companies. It was supposed to be. Before. "

Canada's World Seek Organization (WSO) held more than 100 seek guards on the site of the city of Toronto on Monday. Announced that he lost.

Etobicoke resident Birkawar Singh Anand moves from his security details in a homeless rest shelter, despite offering to wear another type of facial cover it was done.

"I told them that I obey religious Sikhism, and for me there is no option to shave cleanly," Anand said. "It's happening on the site of the city of Toronto."

A fellow Sikh guard employed in the city has overcome the pandemic just in the face of discrimination now. He said he was grateful to him.

The City of Toronto has instructed contractors to contain security guards under religious exemptions and will take legal action, including termination of contracts, unless the company complies with the city's policies and human rights law. I am considering it.

"The city itself allows its employees seeking religious exemptions in shelter settings to request seven accommodations, and if requested by a contract employee, contract. We are fully expecting that the contractors will allow those employees to have such accommodation, "says the statement.

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