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Scottish burial society employee makes landmark bias claim


January 13, 2011 | 3:17 pm

In a landmark case, a Jewish burial society employee in Scotland says he was fired for becoming involved with the Masorti movement.

It marked the first case of a Jewish individual claiming discrimination against a Jewish employer in Scotland, according to the Herald Scotland newspaper.

Warren Bader, 49, said in a preliminary discrimination hearing that he was dismissed by the Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society after he helped set up Masorti Scotland in a Jewish community that is largely Orthodox.

The case now moves to a full employment tribunal, the paper reported.

Bader said he was fired within weeks of helping to set up the Masorti organization, and after the creation of the organization was criticized by the rabbi of Glasgow’s largest Orthodox congregation.

About half of the country’s 9,000 Jews live in Glasgow, according to the Herald.

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