Recently as reported by the employment lawyers in Toronto as well as the Canada Supreme Court, any co-worker who is working for a different employer can be charged under workplace harassment.
This decision was taken against the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62, after an inconsistent case was brought to court.
The Case Explained
An engineer working for Omega Associates Engineering Ltd. by the name of Mohammadreza Sheikzadeh-Mashgoul (“MSM”) was working under a road project where the person in question was charged with overseeing the employees working under “Clemas Contracting Ltd. (“Clemas”).
These employees were working under construction projects and were allegedly reputed to have abused Mohammadreza Sheikzadeh-Mashgoul. As per the reports of the victim’s employment lawyers in Toronto, MSM who is a Muslim emigrated from Iran was threatened by Schrenk who commented that he might have plans to blow up the country.
He was further abused by Schrenk who commented on his sexual orientation and insulted him. Further, reports by the victim’s employment lawyers in Toronto claims that he was even insulted verbally. The company working under him labeled him as a “fucking Muslim piece of shit.”
This led to Mohammadreza Sheikzadeh-Mashgoul launching a full-fledged complaint against Schrenk to both Omega and Clemas. This led to the latter terminating the employment of Schrenk while removing him from the project altogether.
Further, MSM also filed another complaint against both Clemas and Schrenk to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. This led to the perpetrators arguing that the British Columbia Human Rights Code only saved the employees that were discriminated under designated workplace employers.
To counter this, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled out the “Code” altogether and mentioned that form this time onwards any co-worker who is discriminated by any working superior can file a complaint via an employment lawyers in Toronto.
This means anyone who is a superior or acting superior belonging to another company if when charged with employee harassment can be held accountable.
In fact, the employer of the charged employee will also be questioned and held accountable in case, any of his employee’s attack, harasses or oppress another neighboring employee.
This shows Canadian supervision to ensure a harassment-free working ambiance.
Now, if you to suffer from any sort of unnecessary harassment as the one faced by Mohammadreza Sheikzadeh-Mashgoul, don’t suffer without the knowledge and immediately consult your neighboring employment lawyers in Toronto.
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