Fired For Wearing A Yarmulke?
Skullcap Draws Taunts, You’re Not A “Real Jew”
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Ciro Rosselli’s workplace turned suddenly hostile after the Italian-American man, a follower of Theosophy, a religious philosophy that promotes the unity of all people and that holds "there is no higher religion than truth,” started wearing a yarmulke to the office.
His coworkers at the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. allegedly taunted the non-Jewish man.
Rosselli was told that he isn’t a real Jew, that he suddenly adopted Judaism just like Madonna, and that he was wearing the yarmulke only to cover his bald spot, the New York Post reported.
"You can't be Jewish if you're Italian,” one coworker allegedly told him.
Another allegedly said, "I guess I won't be asking you for a loan.”
Even his supervisors harassed him. “Take that off!” a supervisor allegedly told him. ”You’re creeping me out!"
McKinsey & Co. fired Rosselli in April, two days after going to police with allegations that his boss sent an ex-boyfriend threaten him for complaining to the company's Human Resources Department about the treatment he was receiving he was receiving under her watch.
Rosselli filed a lawsuit that seeks unspecified money damages from McKinsey & Co. for discrimination and retaliation.
[Hat Tip: Ruthie.]