News releases from Human Rights Commission (Page 22)

Breast-feeding Complaint Settled

Human Rights Commission

A human rights complaint involving an Amherst woman and a Halifax store owner has been settled.

Stop Spread of Hate

Human Rights Commission

Nova Scotians must stop the spread of hate and be better role models for our children, said Mayann Francis, executive director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

Commission Can Set Own Rules

Human Rights Commission

A decision released today by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court affirms that the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission can set its own procedures when it investigates complaints of discrimination.

Board Decision in Pregnancy Complaint

Human Rights Commission

A recent human rights board of inquiry that looked at discrimination and pregnancy in the workplace has ruled in favor of a Windsor Junction woman.

New Policy to Be Monitored

Human Rights Commission

A new policy limiting confidentiality clauses in the settlement of human rights complaints will be reviewed in a year's time to assess its impact, said the head of the province's Human Rights Commission today.

Decision in Student Housing Complaint

Human Rights Commission

A recent human rights board of inquiry has ruled in favour of a Halifax man who complained he had been evicted from student housing because of his marital status.

Journalism Awards Call for Submissions

Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is sponsoring its annual journalism awards to recognize reporting on human rights topics and to advance human rights as a subject for reporting.

Board Decision in Sex Harassment Case

Human Rights Commission

A recent board of inquiry has ruled in favour of a Dartmouth woman in a discrimination case involving sexual harassment in the workplace.

Website Provides Better Info Access

Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has revamped its website to provide better access to information on human rights.

Board Decision in Pizza Delight Case

Human Rights Commission

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Board Decision in Pizza Delight Case -----------------------------------------------------------------A board of inquiry has ruled in favor of a New Minas pizza restaurant in a discrimination case that centred on a complaint filed by a former waitress.

Guide to Halifax's Accessible Eateries

Human Rights Commission

A new directory launched today pinpoints eateries in Halifax Regional Municipality that are accessible for persons with disabilities.

Executive Director Appointed

Human Rights Commission

Robbie Harrison, Minister responsible for the Human Rights Commission, today announced that Mayann Elizabeth Francis will become the new executive director of the Human Rights Commission effective Aug. 3, 1999.

Government Must Act on Court Decision

Human Rights Commission

The decision Thursday by the Supreme Court of Canada is a call to all levels of government to take action to change discriminatory legislation and regulations, said the acting executive director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

New Members for Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission

Eleven individuals recently appointed to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission will assume their new duties April 14. The new members of the commission were introduced today by Robbie Harrison, Minister responsible for the Human Rights Act.

Political Affiliation Complaint Settled

Human Rights Commission

A human rights complaint on the grounds of political affiliation was settled recently prior to a board of inquiry hearing the case.

Municipality Commits to Diversity

Human Rights Commission

Halifax Regional Municipality reaffirmed earlier commitments to develop a diverse workforce by signing an agreement today with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

Harmony Helps Fight Racism

Human Rights Commission

Action and words will help to eliminate racism in Nova Scotia, said speakers and presenters at the Fourth Annual Harmony Brunch held today in East Preston.

Human Rights Orders to Be Enforced

Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission now has the power to enforce board of inquiry orders that award financial compensation to victims of discrimination, says Jim Smith, Minister responsible for the administration of the Human Rights Act.

Youth Urged to Advance Human Rights

Human Rights Commission

Nova Scotia youth must help to advance human rights for the next 50 years, says Dr. Jim Smith, Minister responsible for the administration of the province's Human Rights Act.

Government Urged to Show Leadership

Human Rights Commission

Inappropriate comments made by Premier Russell MacLellan about the Indigenous Black and Mi'kmaq Program at the Dalhousie law school reinforce misconceptions about affirmative action, says the acting executive director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.