Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development, Jennifer Baptiste-Primus says that an individual should be judged based on their ability to perform their duties and the contribution that they can make in their workplace and not their physical features.
Speaking on the Power Breakfast Shower this morning Minister Baptiste-Primus spoke on the issue which had much of social media in an uproar last Friday.
When images were posted to the profile of an employee of the Colfire Insurance Company which contained a warning letter regarding what the company called his unprofessional hairstyle.
She went on to say that there must be a rapport between the employee and the employer when situations such as this one occurs as often times these is a back story that the public may not be privy to.
However, based on her understanding on the incident she said, a person’s basic human rights must not be infringed on especially when it involves an aspect that they have no control over.
When asked if the Equal Opportunities Commission will have a direct relationship with the labour ministry to help curb occurrences such as this, she said that the functions of the EOC are outlined by law but some elements do overlap
Labor Minister Jennifer Baptiste- Primus