They said it wasn’t happening and we were racist to say it was; now they celebrate it, esp. Jeb Bush
Burger King in South Africa is dropping the word “ham” from “hamburger” to avoid offending Muslims.
The “Double Spicy Hamburger” will now become just a “Double Spicy Burger,” while the “Triple Hamburger with Cheese” becomes the “Triple Burger with Cheese,” and a “Hamburger King Jr” on the children’s menu will now be just a “Kids Burger.”
The company, whose headquarters are based in Miami, Florida, said the word was being eliminated in order “to be more respectful of Muslim customers.”
The change is being made despite the fact that the “ham” in hamburger has nothing to do with pork and relates to the German city of Hamburg, where the patties were first made.
However, the company admitted that its outlets in South Africa would be losing their “halal” certification because of popular demand for some sandwiches to include bacon.
This all appears to be a very awkward, or you could say – ham-fisted – attempt to be politically correct.
The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled against turban-wearing Sikh truck drivers who sought an exemption from putting on the helmet required by their employers.
The province’s highest court ruled Thursday that workplace safety must take precedence over temporary impacts on freedom of religion.
The three Sikh truck drivers had invoked their religious beliefs to challenge the requirement that they wear a hard hat when they have to leave their trucks at the Port of Montreal.
Their employers, three private trucking companies, said they adopted the helmet policy to protect the workers’ health and safety, adding that it was required by law.
The workers first filed an application seeking an exemption in 2006, but it was refused in 2016 by Superior Court Justice André Prevost.
The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms did not apply in the case because the helmet policy was dictated by private companies, not the state.
The Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms did apply, the court found, but it concluded the infringement of freedom of religion was justified by the helmet’s safety benefits.
Now we’ll probably end up having a Supreme Court challenge; it will be interesting to see what happens then…
Thousands died because didn’t follow gut feeling because ‘racism’; W. had criticized ‘racial profiling’
A French company has been found liable for the death of an employee who had a cardiac arrest while having sex with a stranger on a business trip.
A Paris court ruled that his death was an industrial accident and that the family was entitled to compensation.
The firm had argued the man was not carrying out professional duties when he joined a guest in her hotel room.
But under French law an employer is responsible for any accident occurring during a business trip, judges said.
The man, named as Xavier X, was working as an engineer for TSO, a railway services company based near Paris.
He died at a hotel during a trip to central France in 2013, as a result of what the employer called “an extramarital relationship with a perfect stranger”.
The company challenged a decision by the state health insurance provider to regard the death as a workplace accident.
The provider defended its position by insisting that sexual activity was normal, “just like as taking a shower or a meal”.
In its ruling, the Paris appeals court upheld this view.
An employee on a business trip is entitled to social protection “over the whole time of his mission” and regardless of the circumstances, it said.