female shop says he was told several jokes, one of which was "X & # 39; say prostitute late? I'm cummin."
Decision & # 39; & # 39 management; Safeway to apologize and provide an electronic card & # 39; gift & # 39; $ 250 was sufficient compensation for vendor was saying bad bad joke and sexually charged by an employee, according B.C. A recent decision of the Tribunal for Human Rights.
The decision states that the incident occurred in & # 39; mid-October 2017 when a Duke Brianne and family members were buying Keblied of & # 39; Burnaby & # 39; s Safeway.
Duke said she was approached by an employee who told her "I have a dad inappropriate joke to say."
She said she told several jokes, one of which was "X & # 39; says prostitute late? I cummin & # 39 ;. "
Shortly after the incident, a representative of Duke contacted the owner of the store – Sobey & # 39; s West Inc. – and described the incident as "inappropriate and unprofessional. "The author of the letter asked that Duke received a gift of $ 250 and a public apology on all Canada Safeway. social media accounts.
Sobey & # 39; s respondents, asked for details so they can investigate. After having received that information, Sobey & # 39; s identify the employee, who admitted warning the "joke" while having cumin spice container.
The male employee said he was storing the spice rack when asked a number of & # 39; clients and other staff if they could tell inappropriate joke.
According to the tribunal, Sobey & # 39; s iddixxiplixxa employee and within weeks of the incident sent Duke apologized and electronic gift card of $ 250.
Before the ticket, Duke came Sobey contact to confirm that the card was in his way and ask if the employee was still employed at the store. She said she was not comfortable in buying & # 39; that place if there was.
On the same day, Duke filed a complaint stating that the tribunal was being discriminated against on the basis of & # 39; sex (Section 8 B.C. Code of Human Rights).
While Sobey & # 39; s stated that the events did not constitute discrimination, McCreary dealt with the case under Article 27 (1) (d) (ii), which allows the tribunal rejects complaint in its proceedings is not & # 39; forward for code purposes.
"I acknowledge that look Sobey determination that the events do not amount to discrimination under the code, but for the sake of & # 39; this analysis, assume, without deciding, to make," wrote McCreary.
However, McCreary wrote Sobey investigated promptly, confirmed the incident occurred and provided the gift card and apologized.
"The parties are encouraged to deal with complaints as soon as possible & # 39; possible to ensure that would have & # 39; there was discrimination, is addressed in order to resolve quickly as possible & # 39; is, "she wrote. "Sobey appears to have done it here."
Thus, the complaint was dismissed.
Duke told Postmedia News "well I am completely happy with the decision and that it was at least recognized as sexual harassment, and happy with the compensation offered by Sobey and consider that the issue has been resolved."