Muslim Bus Driver Who Wouldn't Remove Kufi Gets His Job Back

March 25, 2008

Author: Ali Zafar

Source: National Post

A York Region bus driver has been reinstated after being suspended for refusing to take off his kufi – an Islamic cap – while on the job.

McGregory Jackman, a newly hired bus driver for York Region’s VIVA transit system, said he was humiliated when an inspector with his contractor, Veolia Transportation Inc., sent him home for donning the kufi at work.

“Just having to walk off the bus by someone telling you you can’t work because of your religious conviction, that was tearing me apart right then and there,” said the 43-year-old father of two, who was suspended for a week without pay.