10 February 2015

Emploi-Québec response not good enough for woman harassed over hijab

A West Island woman who was harassed at an Emploi-Québec office because of her hijab says she isn't satisfied with the government's response.

Aisha Forsythe said the government told her it has resolved her complaint, but she's frustrated because the employment ministry is refusing to offer any details about how it plans to address the issue.

Forsythe visited the Emploi-Québec office on St-Jean Boulevard last month to get help looking for work.

She said a counsellor there instead focused on her hijab.

Forsythe said she was told she had made a choice to "live in a ghetto" and that she would need to go to an "Arab country" to find work. [CBC News] Read more