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Alberta man claims gender bias on lifeguard test

A Medicine Hat resident lost his bid for equality in lifeguard testing for men and women after he filed a complaint when he had to carry additional weight during testing and did not pass. The Alberta Human Rights Commission found his complaint invalid and ruled that the weight accommodation was appropriate for smaller recruits. However, the man is thinking about appealing the decision to the Court of Queen's Bench.

Former health official files lawsuit for $6.1 million

A former Alberta executive has taken legal action to the tune of more than $6.1 million against Alberta Health Services and another health official for breach of contract and defamation, claiming that they were involved in a conspiracy to remove him from his position. According to the acting CEO of AHS, the top official resigned in August 2012 after the media released information that he had accrued $346,000 in expenses during his tenure in another position from 2005 to 2008. AHS has also refused to pay him more than $500,000 in severance fees.

Controversy over gender-based hiring practices

Some Alberta readers might find a recent piece discussing the situation of a 56-year-old Caucasian male who couldn't find a job with the city of Toronto interesting. Despite his extensive qualifications as listed on his resume, he struggled with getting an interview, so he decided to investigate further to see if he was the victim of employment discrimination. While there was little data available for three of the groups, he easily found employment data for women, and he claims that he found that the city focused on hiring the disabled, women, and minorities. 


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