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Nova Scotia Human Rights Inquiry Begins

first_imgAn independent board of inquiry will consider a complaint of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual harassment. The complainant claims that while employed at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility in Waterville, his coworkers and a supervisor sexually harassed him over a six-year period due to perceptions of his sexual orientation. He claims the harassment was severe and also included physical contact. A preliminary motion was granted by board chair Cheryl Hodder to ban publication of the complainant’s name, his family members’ names, and any other identifying features. Further, any verbal or documentary evidence introduced at the hearing cannot refer to them by name. The hearing will be held Monday, July 20, to Friday, July 31, at the Wandlyn Inn, 7270 Highway #1, Coldbrook, near Kentville. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. Boards of Inquiry are the final stage in the human rights complaint process. They are independent, public hearings into complaints of discrimination.last_img

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