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Parties Reach Settlement in Complaint

The parties in a human rights complaint alleging racial discrimination have reached a settlement through the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission’s restorative process.

Nhlanhla Dlamini of Pictou filed the complaint on Nov. 15, alleging racial discrimination at his place of employment, P.Q. Properties, Ltd., in New Glasgow owned by Paul Quinn.

Since the complaint was filed, Mr. Quinn came forward to address it with Mr. Dlamini through the commission’s restorative process.

As part of the resolution they issued this statement:

“By fully engaging in the commission’s restorative process the parties achieved their common goal of reaching a mutual resolution to the complaint while addressing the discriminatory actions Mr. Dlamini experienced. Both parties are satisfied with the result and wish to move forward with their respective future endeavors.”

The commission thanks both parties and their representatives for their commitment to collaborating in this process and reaching a successful resolution, which will include human rights education for all employees of P.Q. Properties. The company will also work with the commission to update its policy on discrimination and harassment.

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The parties in a human rights complaint alleging racial discrimination have reached a settlement through the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission’s restorative process.

Nhlanhla Dlamini, commonly known as N-H DA–LA-MINI, of Pictou filed the complaint on November 15th, alleging racial discrimination at his place of employment, P.Q. Properties, Ltd., in New Glasgow owned by Paul Quinn.

Since the complaint was filed, Mr. Quinn came forward to address it through the commission’s restorative process.

The parties achieved their common goal of reaching a mutual resolution to the complaint while addressing the discriminatory actions Mr. Dlamini experienced. Both parties are satisfied with the result and wish to move forward with their respective future endeavors.

The resolution, which will include human rights education for all employees of P.Q. Properties. The company will also work with the commission to update its policy on discrimination and harassment.

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