The biggest penalty in provincial history is being levied by and independent adjudicator.
Three employees of A+ Financial Services filed complaints with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission and after a review were awarded them $20,000 each for for injury to dignity and self-respect.
Commission Chair, Yvonne Peters tells 680 CJOB the owner, Wayne McConnell, subjected the staff to racism, bullying and emails over two years.
“They depicted female nudity, female genitalia, with racist and sexist comments. And, this didn’t happen occasionally. It happened quite regularly, and it wasn’t just one or two pictures, but several pictures,” said Peters.
Peters says in addition to the financial penalty, McConnell was ordered to develop an anti-harassment policy for the company by the same adjudicator.
He can appeal the award within 30 days.