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A Shaved Head and Microwave Food Policy — Human Rights Violations?
February 28, 2011
It's amazing the issues that pop up in front of human rights tribunals across Canada. Recently, the Manitoba Human Rights Commission was asked whether it is discriminatory to fire an employee for shaving her head. On an equally interesting level, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal was asked whether it is discriminatory to discipline an employee for microwaving food that created an odour unpleasant to other employees. Do either of these scenarios constitute a human rights violation? Not surprisingly, the answer is “it depends.” Published on the HR Hero blog.