Temporary employment agencies Randstad and Tempo-Team are sending all their employees on a mandatory anti-discrimination course. The intent is for this course to teach the some 1,500 employees of the agencies to say 'no' if clients ask them to discriminate, a spokesperson for Randstad Nederland, under which Tempo-Team also falls, confirmed to NU.nl.
Many temp agencies in the Netherlands are happy to discriminate based on ethnicity if their client asks for it, according to research by television program Radar.
For the study, the program called 78 temporary employment agencies in the provincial capitals posing as a call center looking for workers. They asked for no Turks, no Surinamese and no Moroccans, saying that the company had bad experiences with people of these ethnicities in the past.
Athletes have a better chance of getting hurt playing on artificial turf than on natural grass, according to a study done by television program Radar. Athletes running on grass have a 27 percent chance of getting hurt. On turf there is a 44 percent chance.
The Royal Netherlands Society for Dentistry is investigating a case of a dentist practice in Kaatsheuvel refusing treatment for a HIV positive patient. According to the patient, John, he was refused treatment due to his infection. According to the practice, Cosmident, John was refused because he did not inform the practice of his infection himself.
The Russian radar images of flight MH17 do not show a fighter jet. That is the conclusion of four experts in the field of radar and air traffic control, NOS reports. Shortly after the disaster Moscow suggested that MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian SU-25, based on radar images.
Health Minister Edith Schippers wants to explore the possibility of adding medically-necessary plastic surgery back to the basic insurance package. During a Monday broadcast of television show Radar, Schippers called on doctors to help form a plan, which would then be reviewed by the Minister and her colleagues.
At the Rotterdam café Beurs, a DJ incited the crowd to chant homophobic slurs to be chanted in the club last weekend. A visitor filed a complaint with the ant-discrimination office Radar, Algemeen Dagblad reports.