The BC Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a wilderness tourism company to hand over documents related to a human rights complaint filed by a BC job applicant, who claims she was rejected because she’s Christian.
Trinity Western University grad Bethany Paquette claims she was denied employment as a wilderness guide for Amaruk’s Canadian operation in the north, because of her faith.
In her complaint, she outlines a series of emails which allegedly show the hiring manager denouncing Christianity in favour of gay marriage.
The tribunal has ordered the company to hand over copies of emails and other documents.
It had refused, claiming the email exchange and application processing occurred in Norway, therefore outside of Canadian jurisdiction.
The tribunal says there’s no evidence to back that up.
The hearing is set to go ahead in two months.