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B.C. court upholds $75K loss of dignity payment

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Michael Benedict

Human rights tribunals are not hidebound by precedent in how much they can award for loss of dignity, the B.C. Court of Appeal said in restoring a record $75,000 payment that a lower court had found was patently unreasonable.

In further support for tribunals’ broad discretionary powers, the B.C. high court also said the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal had the authority to compensate the complainant for loss of income resulting from his belated entry into the medical profession.

“Universities are being put on notice that if...