The Scottish National Party’s Health Secretary has filed a lawsuit against a childcare, accusing it of discriminating against a toddler.
Humza Yousaf, Scotland’s Health Secretary, has filed a lawsuit against a nursery, alleging discrimination.
The SNP minister and his wife, Nadia El-Nakla, applied for a seat at Little Scholars Day Nursery in Broughty Ferry for their two-year-old daughter Amal. The nursery turned down the application, claiming that they didn’t have room for a new toddler.
However, the couple claims that a white friend of theirs was notified two days later that there were openings for her son on three afternoons each week.
The Daily Record conducted an investigation that yielded identical results.
A phony application for a child with a Muslim name was turned down, but one for a toddler with a “white Scottish-sounding name” was approved.
Mr. Yousaf and his wife have now filed a lawsuit.
They say the daycare violated the Equality Act of 2010, which prohibits discrimination in the provision of services.
They claim the daycare has been given proof of blatant discrimination and has failed to provide any “reasonable explanation” for refusing to accept Amal.
“Despite being given enough chance, Little Scholars Day Nursery in Broughty Ferry has refused to admit, explain, or apologise for their discriminatory behavior,” the pair said in a statement.
“We’ve both spent our lives fighting prejudice, and we’ve both been the subjects of awful attacks.
“We will not allow anyone to discriminate against our children.
“Like all parents, we simply want our children to be treated fairly, regardless of their skin color or religion.
“We are confident that we have proof of Little Scholars Day Nursery’s pervasive discrimination.
“As firm believers in the fairness of Scotland’s judicial system, we have now informed our Solicitor Aamer Anwar to commence Court proceedings, and we are committed to fighting for justice for our daughter.”
Mr. Yousaf and Ms. El-Nakla have also denounced the nursery to the Care Inspectorate and requested an investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
According to the couple’s lawyer, the nursery must give settlement proposals, issue a public apology, and pay compensation to an anti-racist charity.
The court action has given Little Scholars Day Nursery 14 days to react.
The childcare has disputed that it discriminated against the kid of Scotland’s Health Secretary.
“Our nursery is incredibly proud of being open and accommodating to all,” a spokesman stated. Brinkwire Summary News