Tag Archives: discrimination

TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEE SHAMED BY “FOREVER 21” BRANCH SUES FORMER BOSSES

A 22 year-old transgender woman Alexia Daskalakis, who used to work for a branch of the popular clothing chain "Forever 21", was branded her "disgusting" by her former bosses while transitioning into a woman. Alexia is now suing her former employer, which she claims fired her without being given a reason. She claims she was told by her boss: "You used to be a hard worker when you were a guy, but not anymore."

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70 YR OLD FLORIST SUED TILL BANKRUPTCY FOR NOT SUPPORTING GAY CUSTOMER’S WEDDING

Stutzman is the Washington florist who has been sued for living out her Christian beliefs. In 2013, a long-time friend and customer came to her flower shop and asked her to provide flowers for his gay wedding. Stutzman had known this man and had done business with him for about nine years. Nevertheless, she told him that she could not participate in his wedding "because of my relationship with Jesus."

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DPM THARMAN: SINGLE MOTHERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PARENTING BENEFITS

When queried by MP Seah Kian Peng, DPM Tharman shared that single mothers are not eligible for two parenting benefit schemes - the Working Mother’s Child Relief and the Foreign Maid Levy Relief - as they are intended "to support married women who remain in the workforce and raise their children within the context of marriage". He added that these parenting scheme "reflect the prevailing societal norm where marriage is the first step towards family formation".

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MANPOWER MINISTRY BAN FOR MARINE COMPANY IS WAYANG ONLY

Has the Ministry of Manpower really helped the 13 Singaporeans who were retrenched unfairly by marine company Prime Gold International (“MOM bars marine firm from hiring foreigners”; Tuesday)? It appears that all the ministry did was bar the company from hiring foreign workers for two years. In the meantime, the company can continue to renew the work passes of its existing foreign workers.

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ISETAN Deputy General Manager Apologised To PUMA Tudung Sales Girl

After the last email sent to them, the deputy manager called. Attempting to give excuses for the managers’ actions, saying that it was due to carelessness that the managers behaved that way. Which is funny because they also mentioned the managers were very experienced and always do routine regulation checks on the promoters. According to the deputy manager, there is an SOP to adhere to but they did not follow the SOP for addressing a regulation problem (in this case-the attire).

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MANAGERS AT ISETAN WISMA ATRIA BRANCH DISCRIMINATED AGAINST PUMA SALESGIRL WHO WORE TUDUNG

She was sent to ISETAN located at Wisma Atria to help mend the PUMA section in the ISETAN outlet due to a lack of manpower. An hour later two ISETAN managers approached another staff at PUMA and conversed in Mandarin while throwing dirty looks at my sister and made hand signals indicating the headscarf she was wearing. She was then approached by the PUMA staff and was informed that she had to leave the premises as she was wearing a headscarf and should not be working there.

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An Inclusive Society

I was quite shocked to learn that there are still Singaporeans who think it’s okay to publicly and openly discriminate against a minority group. I know this isn’t surprising to many out there, but I’ve been extremely sheltered for most of my life — I went to a convent school and the culture was incredibly inclusive. In fact, almost all my friends are from different races/religions/sexual orientations. Festive celebrations in my home might as well be a successful and happy initiative for a racial harmony campaign.

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