Tri­bunal finds band re­tal­i­ated against woman

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

A Cana­dian Hu­man Rights tri­bunal says a na­tive band in Nova Sco­tia re­tal­i­ated against a woman who fought to be­come a fish­ing boat cap­tain.

In a re­cent de­ci­sion, the tri­bunal says the Mill­brook First Na­tion in­ter­fered with the work Stacey Ta­bor was do­ing on a fish­eries re­search team.

It also found the band made it dif­fi­cult for Ta­bor to ac­cess fund­ing to up­grade her qual­i­fi­ca­tions and ed­u­ca­tion.

The tri­bunal dis­missed sev­eral other al­le­ga­tions Ta­bor made about the band’s treat­ment of her.

Ta­bor ar­gued that the band re­tal­i­ated against her be­cause of an ear­lier com­plaint she filed with the tri­bunal al­leg­ing Mill­brook de­nied her a job in the fish­ery be­cause of her gen­der.

The tri­bunal ruled in her favour. Tri­bunal mem­ber So­phie Marchildon says she will try to help the two sides reach a set­tle­ment in the dis­putes, as they have not been able to reach an agree­ment.

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