Two firefighters, a 28-year-old Joshua Kirchner and 35-year-old Jonathan Indig, appealed to the Federal court in Brooklyn with a complaint against a fire Department Lawrence-Cedarhurst, reports the New York Daily News.
Firefighters who profess Judaism, angered by the discriminatory decision of the authorities to remove them from the work on the basis that they are within a few days he was unshaven in the fire Department.
The decision was based on one of the items rules of safety, according to which, on the faces of firefighters should not be «vegetation», which may interfere with the respirator fit snugly to the skin. In this case, the rules do not specify what the bristles length is a hindrance to wearing the mask.
Firefighters claimed to shave for thirty-three days after the Passover tradition forbids them.
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