Human rights briefs (June 18, 2001)By 06/18/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003 BELL GOT FAIR HEARING IN PAY EQUITY CASEOttawa — Bell Canada has lost the latest round in a bitter pay-equity dispute. On appeal, the Federal Court of Canada has ruled that the tribunal hearing the pay equity dispute involving Bell was independent and impartial, despite an earlier ruling to the contrary. The decision represents a defeat for Bell after an earlier decision that Bell could not get a fair hearing at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal because the body was not independent or impartial. Bell has already offered to settle the dispute for $60-million in 1999, but that offer was rejected. The unions, which include the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union and the Canadian Telephone Employees Association, are looking for $150-million.DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.