A B-C Human Rights Tribunal has sided with a Trinity Western University grad who was discriminated against by a company partly because of her religion.
In September of 2014, Bethany Paquette applied for an assistant guide position with Amaruk Wilderness Corporation, a Norwegian company which has a Vancouver office.
She was told via e-mail from wilderness guide Olaf Amundsen she wasn’t qualified for the job because the company was against T-W-U’s covenant, which forbids sex outside of marriage between a man and woman.
The B-C Human Rights Tribunal found religious discrimination played a role in why Paquette didn’t get the job, but also found she wasn’t qualified for the position.
Paquette was awarded $85-hundred dollars, and the company was ordered to stop discriminatory practices.