Bus driver who lost his job after playing Christian music receives 13 months’ severance pay

UnibussesPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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The bus driver who lost his job at Unibuss after playing Christian music during the bus trips will receive 13 months’ severance pay from his employer.

The agreement was finalized after court mediation in Oslo District Court. The 56-year-old Jan Kåre Christensen will receive a final settlement corresponding to salary for 13 months (NOK 473,000) in exchange for the employment ending on August 1 this year, newspaper Dagen writes.

Christensen believes that he was unjustifiably fired for playing Christian radio and music when he was driving a bus in Oslo. Unibuss has previously said that the driver has not complied after receiving several complaints about playing the music loudly on the radio system. They have denied that the dismissal has anything to do with the content.

“The scripture says that we should keep peace with one another as far as possible. I have done that here, and Unibuss looks much better than they did when they fired me,” Christensen wrote in a message to Dagen.

“Now I have one year to find a new job. Most of all, I want to drive a bus,” he said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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