Anti-Discrimination NSW

Assignment terminated after religious leave request

Conciliation - Race discrimination in employment

The complainant had a temporary assignment with a government department via a recruitment agency. He was Jewish and asked the employer on several occasions for time off to attend various religious events.

Soon after this request, the recruitment agency terminated the man's assignment. He believed that this was because of the leave request and made a complaint of race discrimination.

At conciliation, the recruitment agency explained that they had been contacted by the employer who told them that the man was not a good fit for the position. This had occurred before the man asked for the majority of the leave.

The complainant agreed that it was not the most suitable position for him. The agency said they were happy to sit down with the complainant and identify what type of position would be more suitable. This resolved the complaint.

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