Marathon discrimination case ends

CIDA apologizes, commits to improve hiring of minorities
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

Lunch with the boss finally brought to a close an historic 15-year-old discrimination claim at the Canadian International Development Agency.

Ranjit Perera first filed a complaint of racial discrimination against his employer (CIDA) with the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 1986.

Although that complaint was dismissed by the commission, a pitched battle ensued for the next decade and a half, eventually making it to the Federal Court.