28 November 2011
Worker seeks unfair dismissal damages from Heathrow Airport
Legal action is being taken against Heathrow Airport by a woman who believes she was a victim of unfair dismissal.
According to the Sunday Telegraph, Nohad Halawi claims she was sacked from her role as a perfume saleswoman in the duty-free section of the airport - which carries around 68 million passengers annually - unjustly in July this year.
Ms Halawi insists that she, along with several other Christians working for the organisation, were regularly subjected to race discrimination by Muslim colleagues.
She noted that she was relieved of her duties shortly after raising concerns about such issues and claims that preferential treatment was afforded to a Muslim co-worker who had a false grievance against her.
"I have been sacked on the basis of unsubstantiated complaints ... this is supposed to be a Christian country, but the law seems to be on the side of the Muslims," Ms Halawi added.
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Posted by Francesca Witney