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Caterer loses her job after unintentionally serving non-halal meat


Clanrickard

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Dinner lady sacked for serving Muslim children with non-Halal meat at multi-faith school | Mail Online

Moseley school in Birmingham has children of all faiths but only halal meat is served. One dinner lady acidently served non-halal meat yet she was fired to placate the outrage. Not content with that some parents want more heads on plates.

Several things stand out. The punishment does not seem to fit the crime and to lose your job over something so minor seems incredible. Secondly there is more than an element of witch hunt here with demands for more sackings. Thirdly why in the name of *insert sky-fairy name* are all pupils getting halal meat just to placate Islamic students. PC gone mad methinks.
 


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It is stupid if she was fired.
 

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Dinner lady sacked for serving Muslim children with non-Halal meat at multi-faith school | Mail Online

Moseley school in Birmingham has children of all faiths but only halal meat is served. One dinner lady acidently served non-halal meat yet she was fired to placate the outrage. Not content with that some parents want more heads on plates.

Several things stand out. The punishment does not seem to fit the crime and to lose your job over something so minor seems incredible. Secondly there is more than an element of witch hunt here with demands for more sackings. Thirdly why in the name of *insert sky-fairy name* are all pupils getting halal meat just to placate Islamic students. PC gone mad methinks.
Will the head be severed by cutting the throat without first using stun gun ?
 

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something not quite right here.if the school only serve s halal meat presumably they only order halal meat from their supplier.i doubt the lady was bringing in her own meat to cook with.so she s been sacked for using the ingredients provided by the school ,go figure
 

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Dinner lady sacked for serving Muslim children with non-Halal meat at multi-faith school | Mail Online

Moseley school in Birmingham has children of all faiths but only halal meat is served. One dinner lady acidently served non-halal meat yet she was fired to placate the outrage. Not content with that some parents want more heads on plates.

Several things stand out. The punishment does not seem to fit the crime and to lose your job over something so minor seems incredible. Secondly there is more than an element of witch hunt here with demands for more sackings. Thirdly why in the name of *insert sky-fairy name* are all pupils getting halal meat just to placate Islamic students. PC gone mad methinks.
This is madness.
 
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The story is illogical.

It doesn't make any sense at all.

Think about it.
 

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So a supplier makes a mistake and the server is sacked?

Wow, just wow.

Thre must be more than meets the eye, as the article says the lady was sacked after a disciplinary hearing.

Very strange.
 

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Nuts.
 

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Dinner lady sacked for serving Muslim children with non-Halal meat at multi-faith school | Mail Online

Moseley school in Birmingham has children of all faiths but only halal meat is served. One dinner lady acidently served non-halal meat yet she was fired to placate the outrage. Not content with that some parents want more heads on plates.

Several things stand out. The punishment does not seem to fit the crime and to lose your job over something so minor seems incredible. Secondly there is more than an element of witch hunt here with demands for more sackings. Thirdly why in the name of *insert sky-fairy name* are all pupils getting halal meat just to placate Islamic students. PC gone mad methinks.
I find myself agreeing with you wholeheartedly, which is highly unusual.

Of course it is disproportionate and the Employment Appeals Tribunal would find it to be disproportionate. However, the employment status of the employees is not clear and she may not have the right to seek redress at the Tribunal. For example if she is an agency worker or if she does not have the required "service".

If she is unable to seek redress via the industrial relations fora, she should head for the courts, I am sure there are plenty of excellent legal eagles who would take a case like this pro bono. The error was made much higher up the food chain (pardon the pun) that his poor unfortunate, whose only crime was to do her job, dishing up food, purchases and delivered by others.

I also find it outrageous that helal meat is foisted on the whole school in order to placate an obviously very vocal minority.
 

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This sort of nonsense is a good vindication for anybody out there who is vegetarian.
 

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Dinner lady sacked for serving Muslim children with non-Halal meat at multi-faith school | Mail Online

Moseley school in Birmingham has children of all faiths but only halal meat is served. One dinner lady acidently served non-halal meat yet she was fired to placate the outrage. Not content with that some parents want more heads on plates.

Several things stand out. The punishment does not seem to fit the crime and to lose your job over something so minor seems incredible. Secondly there is more than an element of witch hunt here with demands for more sackings. Thirdly why in the name of *insert sky-fairy name* are all pupils getting halal meat just to placate Islamic students. PC gone mad methinks.
Heads on plates sounds like a good idea.

Pork might seem attractive afterwards . . .
 

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This is beyond ridiculousness.
 
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something not quite right here.if the school only serve s halal meat presumably they only order halal meat from their supplier.i doubt the lady was bringing in her own meat to cook with.so she s been sacked for using the ingredients provided by the school ,go figure
(Bolding mine).

Exactly.

1400 pupils mean that this wasn't a caterer who brought in a few pounds of non-halal mince to serve to a few students.

Either she had control of the purchasing for what is a huge catering operation or else she was the mere "dinner-lady" portrayed ina aily Mail headline.

A dinner-lady hardly is responsible for knowing the provenance of every ingredient she uses.

Added to that, it is impossible (unlike with horse-meat) to DNA-test meat after it has been prepared in order to determine how it was killed.

Just about the only way to determine that is to examine the supply chain back to the abattoir.

My suspicion is that she wasn't simply a dinner-lady, but was also responsible for purchasing decisions. A Muslim parent may ave discovered that a non-Halal supplier was supplying the school, and the school fired her for breaching a principle that they had established an which was condition of her employment.

It's illogical to think that she was fired merely for preparing and serving ingredients left at the door of the canteen.

She may have served the food, but logic suggests that that is not the reason she was fired.
 

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Western society just seems to be rolling over and taking it from these religious fruitcakes. Bring in sandwiches ye fcking loons.

'The school have failed the children,' one parent said yesterday. ‘How did this meal get into the school system to be fed to the children?

‘It's just shocking that dietary requirements haven't been met.'
Halal is not a dietary requirement ya nutball, it's a religious requirement.
 

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I should also add that if I had a child going to that school I would demand non-halal meat. Animal rights concerns aside, its a f*cking rank way to eat meat.
 

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Seriously, when are we going to stop pandering to the absurd whims of these medieval morons?
 

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Moseley school in Birmingham has children of all faiths but only halal meat is served. One dinner lady acidently served non-halal meat yet she was fired to placate the outrage. Not content with that some parents want more heads on plates.

PC gone mad methinks.
With what has gone on with meat products of late, if she served the correct animal she deserves a commendation.

Gross over-reaction. and it is not "PC gone mad", unless PC stands for "PURE COWARDICE"
 

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