H.T. v. ES Holdings Inc. o/a Country Herbs, 2015 HRTO 1067

Country Herbs fired a 16-year old woman scheduled to work on one particular Thursday – an important religious holiday for her. Her 14-year old brother, who was not scheduled to work that shift, was also fired.

The Tribunal found that:

  • the “expectation that H.T. would work on the holiday in accordance with the attendance policy or be fired was discriminatory.”

The Tribunal ordered:

  • $10,000 in general damages to the applicant for the discrimination;
  • $1,927 for the applicant’s lost wages; and
  • $7,500 and $6690 were awarded to the applicant’s brother for lost wages.

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