A complaint sent to an independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry has been settled by the two parties. There was no finding of discrimination.
In her complaint against the St. Vincent De Paul Society, Mary Brown claimed she had been discriminated against on the basis of her disability, and that her employment had been terminated as a result.
St. Vincent De Paul denies any discrimination occurred and that Ms. Brown had been advised by her doctor that she should no longer continue working.
The two parties were able to come to a mutually agreed upon settlement which has been approved by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and board chair Benjamin Perryman.
In accordance with the settlement agreement and the board chair’s consent order, Ms. Brown will receive $1,000 in general damages.
In his decision, Mr. Perryman provided an analysis of the relevant sections of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act to determine the ability of a party to have their agreement enforced should either party not comply. This enforcement is possible through the issuance of a consent order by the board chair.
For more information, or to read the full decision, visit http://humanrights.gov.ns.ca .