Board of Inquiry to Hear Alleged Discrimination Based on Pregnancy

first_imgA Human Rights Commission board of inquiry will try to resolve a discrimination complaint based on pregnancy filed against a Halifax organization. The inquiry will be held Monday, April 8 and Tuesday April 9, in the Banook Room of the Holiday Inn Harbourview Hotel and Conference Centre, 101 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth. Board chair Kathryn Raymond will be the independent adjudicator. The complainant, Tammy Quilty-MacAskill, alleges the Community Justice Society refused to hire her for a renewal of a contract position because she would be on pregnancy leave. The Justice Society says it did not renew her contract for performance issues. “Pregnancy and hiring for short-term contracts are important issues,” said commission director and CEO, David Shannon. “Sometimes both employees and employers find this to be a challenging issue to grapple with.” “This board of inquiry will assist the parties in understanding whether performance issues or the pregnancy were key considerations in not granting the contract.” A board of inquiry is the final stage of a human rights complaint and is open to the public.last_img

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