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Quebec Court Fines Jewish Salon Owner for Forcing Jewish Hairdresser to Take the Sabbath Off.

God gave us Shabbat for us to rest, but God also gave us free will, so that we can make our own decisions. And now, one Jew has decided that he'd like to spend his Shabbat working, because it's his God-given right. Or, at the very least, his court-ordered right.

Richard Zilber, a hairstylist from Montreal, sued his Jewish employer, Iris Gressy, after she refused to let him work on Saturdays, and fired him when he complained. And now, the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal says she owes Zilber $12,500 in damages because employers aren't permitted to impose their religious values on their employees, even if these values are all about taking a day off.

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Author:Aroesty, Sophie
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Date:Jul 19, 2017
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