Gran Bretaña: Musulmán demanda a supermercado por hacerle manejar cajas con alcohol

Me lo pasa K-Buday y no puedo evitar publicarlo inmediatamente. Alega «discriminación religiosa»:

A Muslim said he is suing Tesco for religious discrimination because he was asked to handle crates of alcohol in a warehouse.

Mohammed Ahmed, 32, was employed at the supermarket giant’s Lichfield depot in September last year for a job that included transporting various goods on fork-lift trucks.

The Saudi Arabia national told a tribunal he had not been told when he started the job that he would be handling alcoholic drinks – a task he said was against his Islamic beliefs.

The situation came to a head in the run-up to Christmas last year, when more alcohol was ferried to the warehouse in preparation for the festive season.

Mr Ahmed, who moved to Derby in 2006, complained to Tesco in February, but claims he was treated unfairly as a result. After eight months working for the company, he left in protest.

The decision on his legal action, after a three-day employment tribunal held in Birmingham, is expected next week.

He said: «It’s in our religion that we are not allowed to handle alcohol. In the UK there’s equal opportunities that should protect me and my beliefs.

«I was asking for my rights. I am not saying I am a perfect person but there was a conflict with my beliefs.»

Tesco claimed Mr Ahmed was made aware at his induction that he would be handling alcohol, and that every effort was made to find him an alternative role in the warehouse. But the claimant, of Upper Dale Road, Normanton, claims he was victimised by managers because of his stance.

A Tesco spokesman said: «Cases like this are very rare as managers are trained to be culturally sensitive and have an ‘open door policy’ to staff for issues like this as everyone is welcome to work at Tesco.»

Por mi religión no puedo manejar alcohol (ni con una carretilla elevadora cajas); en Reino Unido hay «igualdad de oportunidades», así que tienen que protegerme a mi y a mis creencias…

Qué razonamiento tan bonito.

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  1. Pues lo que debería hacer Mr. Muslim-Ali sería volver a su tierra y demandar sus derechos delanta de la jaima de los Saudíes, esperando que no le despellejaran para secarlo al sol a lo vivo. Pero claro, está en la próxima provincia del califato del siglo XXI, y allí tienen la máxima de la corrección política.

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