Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mormons fired for being Mormon?

Taiwan school fined for sacking Mormon teachers
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan has fined a school for firing two Mormon teachers over their faith, marking the first time that religious discrimination in the workplace has been punished on the island, officials said on Wednesday.

The Catholic Dominican International School, located in Taipei, has been fined US$20,000 (S$25,200) for sacking the two American women, according to the capital's labour bureau.

The school informed the teachers earlier this year that their contracts would not be renewed due to their religion, prompting them to complain to labour authorities, said the bureau.

After the bureau started to investigate the complaint, the school claimed that the duo were in fact 'unfit to teach', but other teachers backed their American colleagues, saying their religion had not posed a problem.