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Tappay v. City of North Vancouver, 2015 BCHRT 179

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Corporation of the City of North Vancouver

An employee of The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver filed a human rights complaint alleging that the City discriminated against her. The complaint was based on the allegedly discriminatory content of an email sent to her by a friend and colleague, when the complainant was on sick leave, and how the City dealt with that email. The City filed an application to dismiss the Complaint denying that it discriminated against the complainant and asserting that it promptly and appropriately dealt with the inappropriate email. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal decided that proceeding with the complaint would not further the purposes of the Human Rights Code. It ruled that the email was inappropriate and insulting to a colleague with a mental disability, but that the City’s response to it was prompt and reasonable. The application for dismissal of the Complaint was granted. Fasken Martineau advised The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver, with a team that included David Wong and Monique Orieux. Read the decision: Tappay v. City of North Vancouver, 2015 BCHRT 179

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