Sunday, May 27, 2007

Pharmacist wins compensation

From the Vancouver Sun:
In a landmark decision, the Interior Health Authority has been ordered to pay compensation to a former pharmacist who alleged he was discriminated against because he was a recovering drug addict.

Mark Brady filed the complaint to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal in 2003 when he was turned down for a pharmacy job at Kelowna General Hospital after he divulged his painkiller addiction history.

He also told former hospital pharmacy manager Gary Inaba and Interior Health that he was continuing in drug treatment programs. ...more

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