Pregnant server constructively dismissed and discriminated against

New owner felt server didn’t fit with sports bar's new image and tried to get her to quit: Human Rights Tribunal
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/29/2014

A British Columbia restaurant must pay almost $10,000 for discrimination against one of its servers because she was pregnant, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.

Stephanie Lipp was employed as a server at Maverick’s Sports Lounge, a restaurant and bar in Vancouver. Lipp was hired in October 2012, was considered a good worker and was popular with customers. In March 2013 Maverick’s was sold to a new owner. Lipp stopped being an employee of the old owner and started employment with the new owner immediately after the sale was complete.