Race played a role in firing: court

Human rights tribunal said firing of black worker who was called ‘Kunta’ was not racially motivated, but Ontario court begs to differ
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A black worker who was subjected to racial slurs and fired was awarded more than $25,000 in lost wages by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The court overturned an earlier decision by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that said race was not a factor in the worker’s dismissal. It said the tribunal was clearly wrong in coming to that conclusion.

Mark Smith started working for Mr. Lube in August 1992 in a junior position. In August 1993 he was promoted to supervisor, a position he held until his termination in December 1995.