News release

Symington v. Halifax Regional Municipality Fire and Emergency Services

An independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Kathleen Symington v. Halifax Regional Municipality Fire and Emergency Services will begin Tuesday, May 21, in Halifax.

Ms. Symington alleges that Halifax Regional Municipality Fire and Emergency Services discriminated against her based on her sex and/or disability, and that she experienced systemic discrimination due to these characteristics. She also alleges retaliation from the respondent for pursuing a previous human rights complaint against them.

The hearing will take place at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Halifax-Bedford, 980 Parkland Dr., at 9:30 a.m.

Board chair Dennis James will oversee the hearing.

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