Worker asks to get paid, gets called ‘terrorist’ by employer

Employee refused to work until employer paid his full wages; employer responded with insults against his ethnicity and place of origin
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/27/2015

An Ontario employer must pay more than $8,000 to an employee who left after he was called a “Muslim terrorist” and other names, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.

Fadi Kannaiti was hired as an office administrator on June 4, 2013, by Patricia Allen for her paralegal company in Toronto, Allen’s Executive Management Services. Initially, the hiring was on a trial basis for $10 per hour, but after two months Allen told Kannaiti she liked his work and wanted him on a permanent basis.