10028116_sThree Bengali-speaking Muslim restaurant kitchen employees in Toronto who were mocked and reprimanded for speaking Bengali, subjected to comments about “cleaning Bengali sh-t from the kitchen,” forced to eat pork in violation of their religious beliefs and to break their Ramadan fast, and then fired, have been found by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to have been harassed in violation of the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

In an 80-page decision, the Tribunal held that all three were discriminated against based upon their creed, color, ancestry, place of origin and ethnic origin.

An attorney for the employees who is with the Human Rights Legal Support Centre said that  “The toxic environment took a toll on the health of all three men. They came forward to assert their rights while in crisis, and that is a very brave thing to do.”