Tribunal Rejects Cook’s Reprisal & Discrimination Claims


A cook in a retail store’s restaurant claimed that she was subjected to sexual harassment and other discrimination and to reprisals as a result of raising these concerns. The Human Rights Tribunal dismissed her case. The cook lacked credibility and even the claims supported by other evidence didn’t rise to the level of discrimination. The Tribunal also found that there was no evidence that the cook was subjected to reprisals of any kind [Kowalczyk v. The Hudson’s Bay Co., [2011] O.H.R.T.D. No. 2044, Nov. 16, 2011].