Humza Yousaf: Scotland’s well being secretary launches authorized motion in row with nursery over place for daughter | Politics Information

Scotland’s well being secretary and his spouse have commenced authorized motion towards a nursery they allege discriminated towards their household by not providing their daughter a spot.

Aamer Anwar, a lawyer for the couple, stated his workplace had served papers on Little Students Day Nursery in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, and its director, Usha Fowdar, claiming a breach of the Equality Act 2010.

Humza Yousaf and Nadia El-Nakla allege that the nursery “unlawfully discriminated” towards them and their daughter Amal, two, “on the grounds of race and/or faith”.

The assertion alleges that the nursery turned down makes an attempt to safe a spot for a kid with an “Asian/Muslim title” on three events however subsequently provided locations to youngsters with “‘white sounding’, non-Muslim” names.

Mr Yousaf went public along with his allegations earlier this month.

On the time, a spokesman for the nursery homeowners stated they have been “extraordinarily pleased with being open and inclusive to all” and that “any declare on the contrary is demonstrably false and an accusation that we might refute within the strongest doable phrases”.

They added: “Along with our homeowners being of Asian heritage, throughout greater than a decade we’ve got usually welcomed each youngsters and workers from a spread of various non secular, cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds, together with two Muslim households presently.

“Now we have additionally usually made preparations to accommodate totally different existence by, for instance, offering a halal menu for these youngsters who come from Muslim households.”

Sky Information has contacted the nursery for remark in response to the authorized motion being launched.

Humza Yousaf
Mr Yousaf and spouse claimed the nursery had ‘didn’t admit, clarify or apologise for his or her discriminatory behaviour’

The joint assertion from the couple stated: “Regardless of being given ample alternative, Little Students Day Nursery in Broughty Ferry have didn’t admit, clarify or apologise for his or her discriminatory behaviour.

“Now we have each stood towards hatred our complete lives, typically being the targets of vile abuse.

“We won’t settle for our kids being discriminated towards by anybody. Like every other dad and mom we merely need our kids to be handled equally, no matter their color of pores and skin or faith.

“We strongly consider we’ve got proof of systemic discrimination being carried out by Little Students Day Nursery.

“As passionate believers within the equity of Scotland’s justice system, we’ve got now instructed our solicitor, Aamer Anwar, to provoke court docket proceedings and are decided to struggle for justice for our daughter.”

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