Cleaning Worker is Fired Because She Spoke Polish at Lunch

According to Norwegian daily Dagbladet’s report, Joanna  was fired by the hospital management in August,  as she spoke Polish with some of her colleagues during the breaks and sometimes in the corridors of the hospital. In the termination letter, it was stated that other colleagues and hospital clients complained repeatedly her speaking Polish. 

As a response, Renclawowicz says that one of the people she worked with was Polish. It would be just strange to talk in Norwegian in the breaks, because they are not so good in Norwegian. 

Now Joanna takes the issue to court with the claim of unfair dismissal by the hospital. Lawyer Sebastian Garstecki, who represents the woman, also appealed to the hospital for Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud. 

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