Workers charge UPS with discrimination

After 2 years, 8 Muslim women were told their skirts posed a safety hazard
||Last Updated: 09/17/2008

A group of eight Toronto women fired by courier company UPS for refusing to shorten their hemlines, will go before a human rights tribunal today.

The women, who worked for the company as temporary workers for nearly two years, claim the company discriminated against them when it refused to hire them permanently.

All eight women are of Somali origin and Muslim. They always wore ankle-length skirts to work.