Rights tribunal orders Imperial Oil to pay $116,000 to engineer rejected for job over immigration status


Although the company had argued that Muhammad Haseeb was dishonest about his immigration status throughout the job application process, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ruled he was entitled to claim lost income over the four-year period his case was being adjudicated.

Tribunal adjudicator Mark Hart wrote in his decision: "Rather, this decision is restricted to a person's dishonesty solely in response to questions asked during the hiring process that are themselves found to be in violation of the (human rights) code."

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