Husky requires all contractors to comply with its workplace diversity policy, he said, noting that the Lloydminster maintenance project is now ending and all temporary contractors are leaving the site. Rashid recalled feeling stunned and hurt when she realized an Islamophobic tirade from a colleague on the other side of the trailer was aimed at her. 'You're seriously telling me in 2017 he doesn't know what a Muslim female looks like' "He shouted from the other side of the room 'Hey you,'" said Rashid, who had been chatting with other colleagues at the time of the incident. "My hijab he referred to it as a hoodie. He said that if he doesn't get to wear a hoodie then I'm not allowed to wear it either. And I told him it's not a hoodie, it's a religious head scarf." After she reported it, she said the man continued to harass her. Three days later, she said another worker told her to "take that thing" off her head because "there are people who feel uncomfortable."  She said he became angry when she defended her rights, putting his hand on her shoulder and saying, "this is the way things are done around here." 'He said that if he doesn't get to wear a hoodie, then I'm not allowed to wear it either'1:49 "I wanted to just go home and cry," said Rashid. "For somebody to just be so disrespectful and not even care at all, it's inhumane." But what came next shocked her even more. Rashid and her colleagues confronted Newcart managers about their dismissal and told them they were recording audio of it. "We're starting to cut back on people," said a supervisor on the recording.

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