'Overqualified' man wins compensation review

India-born scientist seeking lost wages for entry-level job
By
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/12/2007

A Federal Court Justice has ordered the Canadian Human Rights tribunal to reconsider compensation awarded to an India-born scientist denied a job because he was overqualified.

In 2006, the tribunal found environmental scientist Gian Singh Sangha had been discriminated against in 2001 when the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board in the Northwest Territories turned him down for an entry-level job.

He was awarded $9,500 for pain and suffering, but the tribunal rejected his claims for lost wages and to be given the job.