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World University of Auckland fires senior academic who tried to shake female Muslim student's hand

03:36  08 march  2018
03:36  08 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

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A senior male academic has been fired by the University of Auckland (UoA) after he tried to force a female Muslim student to shake hands . He did this knowing that she would consider it culturally or religiously inappropriate to have physical contact with a man who was not a close relative.

A senior male academic has been fired by the University of Auckland (UoA) after he tried to force a female Muslim student to shake hands . He did this knowing that she would consider it culturally or religiously inappropriate to have physical contact with a man who was not a close relative.

The University launched a formal investigation - however it found the man was at fault. © Image: File; Video: The Project The University launched a formal investigation - however it found the man was at fault.

A senior male academic has been fired by the University of Auckland (UoA) after he tried to force a female Muslim student to shake hands.

When she refused, he laid a sexual discrimination complaint against her.

UoA vice-chancellor Stuart McCutcheon sent a newsletter to his staff warning them such "serious misconduct" would not be tolerated.

"Late last year we terminated the employment of a senior male academic staff member, after a complaint was received," he says in a screenshot posted to Twitter.

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A senior male academic has been fired by the University of Auckland (UoA) after he tried to force a female Muslim student to shake hands . Journalist Mahvash Ali is a hijab wearing, sassy Muslim who does not shake hands with men.

A university academic has been sacked after he tried to shake a Muslim female student ' s hand and accused her of sexual discrimination after she refused. The University of Auckland described his behaviour as 'serious misconduct' and terminated his employment late last year following an

"The staff member concerned intentionally set out to force a young female Muslim student to shake hands with him. He did this knowing that she would consider it culturally or religiously inappropriate to have physical contact with a man who was not a close relative.

"When she declined to shake his hand, he made a complaint of sexual discrimination against her."

The University launched a formal investigation - however it found the man was at fault and he was fired.

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