Nothing “comfortable” or “sweet” about this no-tell hotel

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Aris v. Desai, 2003 CarswellOnt 4038 (Ont. Human Rights Trib.)

Ligia Arias went on an interview for a job at the Comfort Suites Hotel in Windsor, Ont., during which one of the interviewers, Sanjay Desai, looked at her “breasts instead of her face.” But the 18-year-old was nervous about getting the job and overlooked that situation. She got the job and began work at the front desk, checking in guests, in May 2000.

Desai dropped in often while she was working and frequently asked her, and her colleagues, for hugs. Arias was uncomfortable hugging him but felt pressured into it.