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…

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,…