$36,000 discrimination award overturned (Legal view)

Tribunal’s finding of discrimination against Muslim employee ‘flawed’: Court
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/25/2011

An Ontario court has overturned a $36,000 arbitration award for discrimination, ruling there was no logical or legal basis for a finding of discrimination.

Seema Saadi was hired as an intake settlement worker by Audmax, a Mississauga, Ont.-based company that administers programs to help ethnic and religious segments of the population. Saadi, who is of Bengali descent and a Muslim, worked with immigrants who required assistance settling in and adapting to life in Canada. She began working at Audmax on April 21, 2008.

Employee felt targeted by employer’s policies