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Fired for not being Indigenous: B.C. man awarded damages from Aboriginal non-profit

 

April 11, 2019

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has awarded a Vancouver man $30,000 in aggravated damages and two years worth of wages after finding he was fired for not being Indigenous. (Mike Laanela/CBC)

A judge has awarded $30,000 in damages to a B.C. man who was fired from his position with a Vancouver Aboriginal health organization "because he was not an Indigenous Canadian."

Horacio Valle Torres was stunned last summer when he was terminated without notice or adequate explanation from his job as program manager of a Downtown Eastside centre providing services to Aboriginal families.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigenous-fired-native-discrimination-1.5091404


 

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