Disciplinary action started against municipal employee who turned homeless man away from shelter

The municipality of Athens said it is starting disciplinary proceedings against an employee who closed a municipal venue which was scheduled to stay open overnight to shelter homeless people from the cold, forcing a homeless man to leave.

“It is an unacceptable behavior for an employee who is already under disciplinary investigation. His action to leave the heated area was irresponsible,” the deputy mayor for social solidarity Maria Stratigaki said, addingthat the municipality will continue its efforts to protect “those in need”.