Tribunal Awards $35,000 to fired pregnant employee

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently reported the decision in Maciel v. Fashion Coiffures, siding with the applicant who was terminated immediately following the announcement of her pregnancy. 

The press release by the Human Rights Legal Support Centre indicates that Vice Chair Naomi Overend noted Ms. Maciel’s vulnerability in her decision by outlining that “She was young, just out of school, and coping with an unplanned pregnancy. This was to be her first full-time job, which she testified she was very excited about, making the experience that followed that much more distressing.”

Follow this link to the Globe & Mail article on Ms. Maciel’s ordeal.

A copy of the decision can be found by clicking on the link below.

Download Maciel v Fashion Coiffures doc

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