Rob a woman of her certificate of airport security only because it would have had exchanges with criminals the authorities refuse to appoint is an unfair and unreasonable gesture, claimed the lawyer of a former employee of US Airways in the Federal Court on Monday.
The government’s decision, which earned Ayaan Farah lose his job for the American airline to Toronto International Airport should be reversed, hammered Mr. Mitchell Worsoff.
He said his client was a model employee who has never been arrested or charged and never did anything at work or outside work that could raise questions about his behavior.
The lawyer said Ms. Farah was punished because some members of his entourage had had trouble with the law, including one or two individuals with lengthy criminal records.
In April 2014, the government had notified Ayaan Farah, a representative at the customer service attendant at the ticket and for US Airways, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had discovered that she was associated with criminals identified by the letters A, B and C. The police, citing the protection of privacy, refused to disclose their names. Ms. Farah argues that it does not know who they are, but Mr. Worsoff suggested that one of them might be the brother of his client.
According to the authorities, two of these people used the car of the young woman to attend the funeral of a known member of a criminal gang. The lady was, however, not in the vehicle and did not attend the funeral. Police say as having interacted with the complainant while she was in the company of A, but the latter said he did not remember to have been arrested by police.
According the information provided by the RCMP, the government revoked the security clearance of Ayaan Farah, causing his dismissal after eight years of service.
“I have done nothing wrong, I’m not a criminal, I have never broken the law, argued Ms. Farah outside the courtroom Monday. If you lose your job because you know someone who has a criminal past, so many people would lose their jobs. ”
In court, Mr. Mitchell Worsoff said his client had been declared “guilty by association” without holding a hearing and without real opportunity to defend the allegations against her waves.
Justice Susan Elliott reserved judgment, recalling that his job was not to determine whether the government was right or wrong, but rather to establish whether the decision was reasonable.