Court of human rights, the canadian province of Quebec ordered to pay compensation in the amount of $ 10,000 54-year-old Richard Silberg, religious hairdresser Jew, was fired because he worked on the Sabbath – contrary to the prohibition of the authorities.
The judges came to the conclusion that the leadership of the barbershop, broke the law on religious freedom, wrote on Monday, July 17, the Jewish news Agency JTA.
Two years earlier, the Commission on human rights of Quebec, whose decisions are Advisory in nature, demanded that the owner of the salon iris Grassi, also a Jew, has fired the stylist paid 15.000 dollars compensation.
Zilberg worked in this establishment in 2011 and initially worked on Saturday – a sacred day for Jews. However, a year later, the owner demanded that he didn’t take appointments on Saturday, the number of which on Saturdays is usually increased. He refused and was fired.
Zilberg said in connection with this decision: five years later, justice is done, and he, the descendant of the Jews who loves his people and his tradition, are allowed to do as he sees fit.