When Faith McGregor went into the Terminal Barber Shop requesting a short haircut, she was told the shop only grooms men. The reason, co-owner Omar Mahrouk said, was that as a Muslim he could not cut the hair of a woman who was not related to him. Faith McGregor discusses why she felt discriminated against, after being refused a haircut from The Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto,
Customers and employees are seen inside of The Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto, Customers and employees are seen inside of The Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto, But for McGregor, the rejection of her patronage amounted to sexism. Fundamentally, my hair is the same as their male clients, so why
would they have a problem with that,” she told CTV News. I felt like a second class citizen, like it was hard to hear that they refused and there was no discussion." So the 35-year-old filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Under the law, business owners aren’t supposed to discriminate based on gender, but Mahrouk felt he had religious rights.
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What are your thoughts?
Is this an issue of Religious Rights vs Human Rights or is this a case of much a do about nothing? do you think the woman should have gone somewhere else? she wants him to respect her rights but is she respecting his? I'm pretty sure she's not the first woman this man has denied a haircut, is this even newsworthy? settle this issue in private. There are things like women and men only gyms, if you were denied access as a man in woman's gym or a woman in a man's gym you wouldn't sue, you'd find a gym that allows both men and women to work out.