An Ethiopian-Israeli worker, Solomon Osnoko, was hired in 2013 by a government sponsored waterworks company in Holon, under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Energy and Water.
He worked in the field in complex and labor-intensive tasks in water-line operations.
At the start, he received a year-long contract that was renewed annually. His performance reports were very positive—yet after five years, his contract was not renewed, and he was fired without cause.
Although it was claimed that a permanent position was not available for him, the company did manage to offer permanent positions to other workers.
Tebeka attorneys believe there is a strong case for his claim of discrimination, and is pursuing legal recourse.
The case has been covered in the Israeli media.
Tebeka is seeking to enable Solomon Osnoko, who is married and the father of two, to receive his hard-earned permanent employment.