Religion Professor Under Cancer Therapy Suffers Discrimination

Country: Spain

Date of incident: October 18, 2008

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private / Workplace



Francisco Javier Romero, a religion professor in Sevilla on sick leave because of cancer treatment, claimed discrimination with regard to finding a substitute teacher by a more difficult procedure. When he asked why he was given a different treatment respect to other professors on sick leave, he was told "because you are a Catholic Religion teacher".

Mr. Romero addressed a letter to the Ombudsman, Enrique Múgica, and claimed discrimination on religious grounds.

 

Sources:

http://hemeroteca.abcdesevilla.es/nav/Navigate.exe/hemeroteca/sevilla/abc.sevilla/2008/10/01/037.html

http://www.latrabajadera.com/blog/?p=2309

http://latelaranaandaluza.blogspot.com/2008/10/obligan-un-docente-con-cncer-hacer-cola.html

http://hazteoir.org/noticia/obligan-docente-religion-cancer-hacer-cola-buscarse-sustituto-14547