Originally published: March 29, 2017
A landmark case involving two men from British Columbia that is being heard at the Supreme Court of Canada this week will test the limits of the B.C. Human Rights Code — and who can claim discrimination in the workplace.
At the heart of the trial is the question of whether a worker can claim workplace discrimination after being treated rudely and insensitively by someone from a different company.
In 2013 Mohammadreza Sheikhzadeh-Mashgoul was the target of repeated derogatory comments and emails concerning race, religion and sexual orientation while working as a supervising engineer on a road project in Delta.