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October 2014 Human Rights Digest
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Sexual Harassment in Parliament
How embarrassing that the House of Commons has no procedure in place to deal with sexual harassment by Members of Parliament. Parliament is our most important democratic forum. It is also a workplace where the people of Canada are the employer. Historically, it was peopled by men only, and it is still heavily male-dominated. Only 25 percent of Canada's MPs are women, and Canada ranks 55th in the world on representation of women in political office. Women have not had a chance yet to make the House of Commons a place of equality.
The House of Commons has distinctive conditions of work. Members work long hours, interactions can be intense and charged, socializing after hours is part of the job, and many are away from home. Given this history and institutional culture, no one can...
$161,737 for Lost Wages Awarded to Person with a Developmental Disability
DISABILITY — EQUAL PAY / Decision on an application alleging discrimination in employment on the basis of disability. The applicant, who is a person with a developmental delay, alleged that while she performed substantially the same duties as general labourers who did not have developmental disabilities, she was paid significantly less. The Tribunal found that the pay differential was a...
What Was Said
B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, Marlene Tyshynski
"Both a fabricated complaint and a witness who has no regard for his or her solemn promise to tell the truth entirely undermine the hearing process. It results in an immense waste of Tribunal resources that could have been used for a legitimate complaint and is both unfair and potentially injurious for the opposing party.”
Human Rights Digest 15-7, October 2014