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Fired Trainee’s Sex Discrimination Charges Don’t Hold Water

A locomotive engineer trainee fired for failing her simulator and written tests claimed that she did pass the tests and that she her termination was actually part of a systematic plan to discriminate against women as well as an act of retaliation by her male manager for spurning his sexual advances. The Canadian Human Rights Commission didn’t believe her. True, she was the only female in the group of 16 trainees. But there wasn’t enough evidence to support her claims that the employer rigged the tests and falsified the results and that the internal investigation was unfair. The appeals court upheld the Commission’s ruling as reasonable [Harvey v. VIA Rail Canada Inc., 2019 FC 569 (CanLII), May 3, 2019].

Bongarde Editorial

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