Court Overturns Discrimination Finding of Human Rights Tribunal

February 16th, 2012 by

Court Overturns Discrimination Finding of Human Rights Tribunal in Pieters v. Peel Law Association

The Human Rights Tribunal found that two black lawyers were discriminated against after they were asked for identification in a courthouse library.  However, this decision was recently overturned by the Divisional Court, which concluded that “A complainant cannot merely point to his or her membership in a racialized group and an unpleasant interaction to establish a prima facie case of discrimination.”  Will the case be appealed to the Court of Appeal?

Click here to read the full article in the National Post.  Click here to view the Tribunal’s decision (which has been overturned).


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