Parliament not exempt from human rightsSupreme Court says human rights legislation applies to staff on Parliament Hill06/08/2005|Canadian Employment Law Today Employees on Parliament Hill enjoy the same human rights protection as employees across the country, the Supreme Court of Canada said in a recent decision.The decision involved Satnam Vaid, who worked as a chauffeur to successive Speakers of the House of Commons between 1984 and 1994. He was terminated on Jan. 11, 1995, because he refused to assume new duties under a changed job description and refused alternative employment.He grieved the termination, and was awarded his job back. But the chauffeur position was ultimately declared surplus. Vaid filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission alleging former Speaker of the House Gilbert Parent, and the House of Commons, had discriminated against him on the basis of race. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.