SUPREME COURT DISMISSED MONTREAL'S APPEAL IN MAJOR JOB DISCRIMINATION CASE
Montreal, November 14, 2013 --- In another blow to discrimination in employment at the City of Montreal, the Supreme Court has dismissed an application by the City to appeal a Quebec Court of Appeal decision that ruled in favor of a Black security employee.
The employee, Paul Audigé (now deceased), challenged a clause in the collective agreement that discriminated against him and others on the basis of age. In 2006, CRARR helped several employees file a civil rights complaint with the human rights commission against the City, which eventually issued a decision in their favor but decided not to represent them before the Human Rights Tribunal. Mr. Audigé sued his employer in court, but the City challenged on procedural grounds all the way to the Court of Appeal, where it lost. The City sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, which refused to hear the case.
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