No Punjabi, No Job For Nurse


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A (Canadian) Brampton woman who applied to be a registered nurse with William Osler Health Centre (WOHC) (<<contact them) claims hiring personnel denied her a job interview because she doesn’t speak Hindi or Punjabi

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“They said, ‘Hi I am just calling from William Osler Health Centre, the new hospital opening in Brampton, and we received your application,'” said the woman who graduated from a (Canadian)  accredited nursing program in the spring.

“They asked me if I (speak) any other languages. I told them I (speak) English and French and then they asked if I speak any other dialects like Hindi or Punjabi. I said no.They said at that time they were only hiring staff that could speak the language of the population that they were serving. It (the…

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