Asked by Veronika Kudina on Jul 09, 2024

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In the 2008 case of Friesen v.Fisher Bay Seafood Ltd., Mr.Friesen's employment was terminated because he refused to stop preaching to fellow employees.How did the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal rule?

A) in favour of Fisher Bay Seafood because they had tried to accommodate Mr.Friesen in a reasonable manner
B) in favour of Mr.Friesen because his termination was deemed religious discrimination
C) in favour of Fisher Bay Seafood because preaching one's beliefs is not covered by the Policy on Creed and Accommodation of Religious Observances
D) in favour of Mr.Friesen because it was his religious beliefs and practices, not his competence as an employee, that ended his employment

Preaching

The act of delivering a religious message or sermon, typically within the context of a worship service.

British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal

A quasi-judicial body in British Columbia, Canada, responsible for addressing and resolving complaints of discrimination in accordance with the province's human rights code.

  • Acknowledge the significance and rulings of human rights committees in religious accommodation scenarios.
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Erica Huang

7 days ago

Final Answer :
A
Explanation :
The Tribunal ruled in favor of Fisher Bay Seafood, finding that they had attempted to reasonably accommodate Mr. Friesen's religious expression but that his actions were disruptive to the workplace.