A UNIVERSITY of Auckland staff member was fired for “serious misconduct” after trying to shake hands with a female Muslim student.
A UNIVERSITY of Auckland senior staff member has been fired after trying to shake hands with a female Muslim student.
The ousted staff member then filed a complaint of sexual discrimination against her after she refused to shake his hand, the New Zealand Herald reports.
A newsletter from vice-chancellor Stuart McCutcheon directed to all university staff said the academic had tried to shake her hand with the knowledge that it would be inappropriate.
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