Woman awarded $2,000 after being fired because of marriage to inmate

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Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Prince Albert Elks Club Inc., [2002] S.J. No. 552 (Sask. C.A.)

Heather Ennis worked as the club manager of the Prince Albert Elks Club for two weeks. Her employment was terminated for cause after the club discovered she was married to a prison inmate. Her husband, David Ennis, was a convicted murderer. The issue before the court was whether the club’s actions constituted discrimination against her based on marital status contrary to the Saskatchewan

Human Rights Code