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Watercooler Stories – January 10, 2012 – UPI.com

Firefighter alleges hair discrimination MONTEMILAR, France, Jan. 10 (UPI) — A French firefighter’s lawsuit against his department alleges he was targeted for discrimination because of his beard and long hair in a ponytail. Gilles Florent, 50, said most of his colleagues in Montemilar, in the Drome region, have very short …

Nazi salute costs man standing in party – UPI.com

PARIS, April 28 (UPI) — A Nazi salute cost a young politician his position in France’s far-right Front National Party, officials said. Marine Le Pen, leader of the FN, expelled 20-year-old Alexandre Gabriac from the party after a photograph of him saluting a Nazi flag was published on a magazine …