AC W10 Stereotypes Racist taunts to workers cost boss

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Racist taunts to workers cost boss $25,000 February 17, 2010 www.thestar.com Moira Welsh Cheryl Khan was awarded $25,000 for discrimination and $6,750 for lost wages by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, who ordered her former employer, trucking company owner Lynn Tompkins to pay her the money after using racist language and firing her. MICHAEL STUPARYK/TORONTO STAR The words were shocking and so unfamiliar that Cheryl Khan's friends could not believe her boss used them. "Paki," he called her, according to Khan's testimony before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. "Half-nigger babies," he said of her two little boys. "That's what you get for sleeping with a nigger." In his decision, tribunal adjudicator Eric Whist accepted Khan's testimony, slamming her former employer, Lynn Tompkins of Lynx Trucking Transportation in Rexdale with a $25,000 fine along with an order that he create an anti-harassment policy and undergo training himself. During the hearing, Tompkins said he was a tough boss, and yelled and swore at his employees, but denied using racist words. Reached at his office last week, Tompkins again said he did not use those terms, claiming that he was "set up." He requested a face-to-face interview but later called back and cancelled. The ruling, said Khan's lawyer, Bruce Best, sends a powerful message.
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 1000345 taught by Professor Mccloud during the Fall '10 term at Mohawk College.

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