News release

Beals v. Dartmouth Comfort Inn Board of Inquiry Decision

The chair of an independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Yvette Beals v. Dartmouth Comfort Inn issued his decision today, June 6.

Donald Murray found that Ms. Beals was discriminated against on the basis of her disability when her employer terminated her employment.

Mr. Murray notes in his decision that the employer did not meet their obligation to seek possible accommodations for Ms. Beals when they were made aware of her situation. He has ordered that the parties work with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission to find a suitable remedy and if the parties are unable, will reconvene the board of inquiry to impose one.

A copy of the decision is available on the commission’s website at


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