Stastny v Yukon Government, Department of Justice, Whitehorse Correctional Centre (January 2016 Board of Adjudication Decision)

The Complainant filed a complaint with the Yukon Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”).  The complaint alleged that there was a lack of cultural programming and encouragement of First Nations cultural practices provided to the Complainant by the Whitehorse Correctional Centre – including with respect to smudging, smoking peace pipes and sweat ceremonies. The text of…

Hureau v. Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudication, 2014 YKSC 21 (Supreme Court of Yukon Decision appealing earlier Board of Adjudication decision)

The Hanson v Hureau Intersport decision was appealed to the Supreme Court of Yukon (“the Court”). As per section 28 of the Yukon Human Rights Act, parties have the right to appeal decisions made by a Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudication (“the Board”). According to this section, parties are only allowed to make appeals…

BS & MA v Quenneville (2013, Board of Adjudication Decision)

** Note: This document contains details about sexual violence that may be upsetting to some readers. B.S. and M.A. (“the Complainants”) were both young women hired to work at a restaurant. They were 17 years old and 15 years old, respectively. They were both supervised by the Respondent. The Complainants both submitted complaints of sexual…

Hanson v Hureau and Intersport (January 2013 Board of Adjudication Decision on Remedy and Damages and Costs)

**Note: This summarizes the Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudications’ decision on remedies, damages and costs for the Hanson v Hureau Intersport case. In response to the Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudication’s (“the Board”) decision on Hanson v Hureau Intersport, both Mr. H and the Complainant submitted applications regarding remedies, costs and damages. Subsequently,…

Molloy and YHRC v Yukon Government (May 2011, Board of Adjudication Decision)

Following the Supreme Court of Yukon’s decision regarding Molloy v Property Management, Yukon Government, the Yukon Human Rights Board of Adjudication (“the Board”) decided to revisit the complaint. The Board considered the following issues: Was the Complainant engaged in employment when the alleged discrimination occurred? If so, did the Respondent interfere with the Complainant’s employment,…