Burke, Chudy, Stastny, Nukon-Blake v Yukon Government, Department of Justice, Whitehorse Correctional Centre (April 2018 Board of Adjudication Decision on Preliminary Issue)

The Complainants – Ms. B, Mr. C, Ms. S and Mr. N – each submitted a complaint to the Yukon Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) against the Yukon Government, Whitehorse Correctional Centre. In the lead up to the hearing, the Commission and the Complainants submitted an application to the Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudication…

LaDue v Yukon Government, Department of Health and Social Services, Vital Statistics (March 2018, Board of Adjudication Interim Decision)

The Complainant submitted a complaint to the Yukon Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”). He alleged discrimination by the Registrar of Vital Statistics (Department of Health and Social Services, Government of Yukon). The Complainant alleged that the Registrar of Vital Statistics denied his request to change his birth certificate to reflect his gender identity and expression.…

Burke, Chudy, Stastny, Nukon-Blake and Cornell v Yukon Government, Department of Justice, Whitehorse Correction Centre (July 2017 Board of Adjudication Decision on Preliminary Issue)

Five Complainants – Ms. B, Mr. C, Ms. S, Mr. C and Mr. N – each submitted a complaint to the Yukon Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) against the Yukon Government, Whitehorse Correctional Centre. Subsequently, the Commission and the five Complainants submitted an application to the Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudication (“the Board”) requesting…

Simon & Simon v Sallows o.b.a White Tornado Cleaning Services (March 16, 2017 Board of Adjudication Decision)

** Note: This document contains some vulgar language that may be upsetting to some readers. Two sisters (the “Complainants”) filed a human rights complaint with the Yukon Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”). The complaint stated that the Respondent had harassed the Complainants in connection with their employment on the prohibited grounds of ancestry and sex.…

V.C. v Yukon Government, Department of Justice, Whitehorse Corrections Centre (January 2017 Board of Adjudication Decision on Preliminary Issue)

In response to the Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudication’s (“the Board”) decision to dismiss V.C. v Yukon Government, Department of Justice, Whitehorse Correctional Centre, the Complainant made an application to set aside the decision to dismiss the complaint. In a supporting written statement, the Complainant expressed his commitment to proceeding with his complaint and…

V.C. v Yukon Government, Department of Justice, Whitehorse Corrections Centre (October 2016 Board of Adjudication Decision on Preliminary Decision)

In this case, the Complainant submitted a complaint to the Yukon Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”). Throughout the case, there were multiple instances where the Complainant failed to appear at case management conferences and the Commission had difficulty contacting him. Subsequently, the Respondent filed an Application to Dismiss the complaint. The Complainant did not file…

Nukon-Blake v Yukon Government, Department of Justice, Whitehorse Correctional Centre (February 2016 Board of Adjudication Decision on Preliminary Issue)

The Complainant submitted a complaint to the Yukon Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”). In the complaint, he stated that while at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre, he requested “cultural programming”. This included asking for permission to smudge and to do beading, which along with sweat lodges, he stated are First Nations spiritual preferences that are about…