Human Rights Tribunal fines farm $23,500 for calling migrant workers ‘monkeys’

By: Nicholas Keung Immigration reporter, Published on Mon Jul 29 2013
Toronto Star

An Ontario farm has been found guilty of referring to employees as “monkeys” and firing a St. Lucian migrant worker who stood up against the name-calling.

Double Diamond Acres Ltd., a tomato farm in Kingsville, has been ordered by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to compensate complainant Adrian Monrose a total of $23,500 in damages for owed wages, reprisal and loss of dignity.

“I find that a factor in the decision to terminate the applicant’s employment was that he complained about the monkey comment,” adjudicator David Muir wrote in a decision released last week.


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