Human-rights complaint claims gender bias in lifeguard test

Letting female lifeguard candidates carry lighter subjects during a rescue test is not only discriminatory, it’s dangerous, alleges a Medicine Hat man who filed a human-rights complaint against the southern Alberta city after he was forced to carry a heavier man and failed.The Alberta Human Rights Commission disagreed and dismissed Jeremy Peressini’s complaint against the City of Medicine Hat, saying the gender segregation was justified to accommodate younger, smaller candidates.

But Peressini is considering fighting the commission’s decision in Court of Queen’s Bench, by asking for a judicial review.

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