Boot-wearing man wins bias case
B.C. Human Rights Tribunal awards nearly $2,000
By Jill Bennett, QMI Agency
Last Updated: May 23, 2012 5:33am
VANCOUVER - A man who went to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after he was told he couldn’t wear hiking boots to the gym has been awarded nearly $2,000 for his time and injured dignity.
Keith Wollenberg filed the complaint in April 2011 against the Platinum Athletic Club in Surrey.
In his claim, Wollenberg, stated his physiotherapist recommended he wear hiking boots while doing lunges to better support his ankles, because of an earlier tendon injury.
He said when he tried to wear the boots — described as a Mountain Equipment Co-op lace-up half-boot with a rigid rubber sole — the gym stated there was a no-boot policy in the gym dress code. Wollenberg then complained to the tribunal he was discriminated against on the basis of a physical disability...................http://www.lfpress.com/news/canada/2012 ... 1-qmi.html