A university student worked part-time as a server. After a racist comment by a fellow employee, she complained to the management of the restaurant.

The complaint set off a series of incidents involving comments about her hair and braids and “jokes” about her stealing because she is Black. Eventually her hours were cut.

The Centre negotiated a settlement that included:

  • Financial compensation for the discrimination;
  • Human rights training for all new and existing managers;
  • A positive letter of reference provided to the employee;
  • Information explaining the restaurant’s harassment policy will be added to the employee orientation package.