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Arbitrator upholds dismissal of long-serving employee who wore mask with Islamophobic statement at work after making discriminatory comments
An Alberta arbitrator upheld an employee's dismissal for wearing a mask bearing an Islamophobic statement at work after making discriminatory comments about Asian and Muslim people. Finding that the employee, who had 20 years' service, deliberately and defiantly engaged in a series of discriminatory acts in the workplace over the course of a day, despite receiving multiple warnings from the employer and co-workers, the arbitrator held that the employee's dismissal was justified and that there were insufficient reasons to substitute a lesser penalty.
Employee awarded $50,000 in general damages for discrimination and retaliation after employer made demeaning comments, fired her, and made an unfounded complaint to her licensing body
The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal awarded lost wages and $30,000 in general damages to a female mechanic who was chastised and criticized at work in relation to both her disabilities and gender, and then dismissed while on leave, holding that the employer's actions created a poisoned work environment and that her gender and disabilities were factors in her dismissal.