Harsh Himmelfahrt Holiday Handling Hurts Herb Hustlers

Fired teens win Human Rights Tribunal case

TORONTO – A pair of Ontario teenagers will soon be collecting thousands of dollars after their employer fired them for observing a religious holiday.

The province’s Human Rights Tribunal ruled that vegetable grower Country Herbs discriminated against the young siblings on the basis of their creed.

The tribunal heard and accepted evidence that the teens, identified only by their initials, provided several weeks of notice that they planned to take the day off to celebrate a holiday that was important to their Christian Mennonite faith.

Only the 16-year-old sister H.T. was scheduled to work that day, but both she and her 14-year-old brother J.T. were fired immediately after she failed to report to work.

  • ontario john

    Damn Mennonites. Is there no end to their atrocities. Why can’t they be good homosexuals like the rest of the province.

  • Frances

    Shocka – the Christians won.

    • vimy

      yes,but would they have been fired if they were of another faith.

      • Frances

        Good point. However, usually the Christians are fed to the lions, metaphorically speaking, with this HRC.

  • eMan14

    A stupid move by the company. Firing the younger brother, who wasn’t even scheduled to work that day, was terribly unfair.