Is this our first case of “social conditionophobia”?
When the WCB ruled his EI benefits be included on a one-time basis only, the truck driver filed a complaint in 2005 with the NWT Human Rights Commission, claiming, “being a seasonal worker from Newfoundland, with a limited education and limited job opportunities,” WCB discriminated against him by excluding his EI benefits based on his social condition.
NWT human rights adjudicator Shannon Gullberg ruled in favour of the driver, writing in her decision that the man belonged to a “socially identifiable group in which social disadvantage and economic disadvantage exist,” and, consequently, had been discriminated against.
Note that “being discriminated against” is what most normal people would call “reaping what you sew (except you were too stupid and lazy to bother).”
PS: Did your grandpa storm the Normandy beaches to uphold the human right to a back rub?
The woman said she needed time off for massages, personal issues, house problems and to accompany her husband to medical appointments in Edmonton.
PLUS — the Arctic’s Disk Jockey General:
Boullard’s team of bureaucrats is focused like a laser on the case of a pizza delivery girl who was offended by some pop songs that were playing in the kitchen of Boston Pizza when she popped by to pick up her pies for delivery.
Of course, if the pizza cooks are Black, perhaps they’ll be next up with a discrimination complaint against Boston Pizza, for ordering them to stop playing rap music that is a deeply entrenched part of the urban Yellowknife culture.