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Forde v. Artisan Screen Print Ltd., 2002 CarswellOnt 5604 (Ont. Bd. of Inquiry)

George Forde was born in Guyana. He immigrated to Canada and, in 1991, began working at Artisan, doing various tasks on the shop floor. Forde is black and a Rastafarian, with dreadlocks and a beard.

Forde worked the night shift until a day in 1995 when the Ontario Human Rights Commission, as part of its ruling in a racial discrimination case he filed, ordered him transferred (with his consent) to days.