Vancouver travel agent awarded $2,500 after being laid off during pregnancy

Worker laid off just two weeks before her maternity leave
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A Vancouver travel agent was awarded $2,500 for injury to her dignity and self respect by the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal after she was laid off just two weeks before she was slated to start her maternity leave.

In August 1998 Corene Dance started working for Anza Travel Ltd. as a travel agent at its Vancouver office.

She was paid a semi-monthly advance of $1,666.67 against her commission earnings. In the months leading to her layoff, and until Feb. 28, 2003, she was also paid a monthly team leader bonus of $830.