Interpreting contracts

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Anthony Adams is employed by the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority, and he is a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 968. He is also Afro-Canadian.

Mr. Adams reported to his supervisor that he had been subject to discrimination. He met with the general manager of the housing authority concerning the discrimination. He filed a grievance pursuant to his collective agreement.

Mr. Adams also filed a statement of claim in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court against his employer alleging that he was discriminated against on the basis of his race, colour and ancestry. He alleged unequal treatment, racist comments, denial of opportunity to do work for which he was qualified, hostile work environment and denial of promotions.