Over 173 thousand dollars has been awarded to seven former employees of a Cariboo based resort.
The BC Human Rights Tribunal ruled in favour of the former employees of the Spruce Hill Resort and Spa in their racial descrimination case.
During the proceedings, it was determined that resort owner Kin Wa Chan had forced the Caucasian employees out in order to hire Chinese replacements.
According to the Tribunal’s findings, Chan claimed that Chinese workers were “better and cheaper than white ones”, an that he “didn’t have to pay them for holidays”.
The Tribunal also found that Chan had sexually discriminated against at least one employee, and determined his testimony to be less credible than the others.
All seven employees were either fired or quit in August of 2016.