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Leon's Furniture to Pay $8K for Discrimination

Leon's Furniture has been ordered to pay a former employee $8,000 in damages in a racial discrimination case.

A human rights board of inquiry in Nova Scotia has ordered Leon's Furniture Ltd. (TSX:LNF) to pay a former employee $8,000 in damages after finding she was teased and racially discriminated against by her co-workers.

The board says Garnetta Cromwell experienced 10 incidents of racial harassment while working as a sales associate at Leon's Furniture in Halifax.

It also says Cromwell faced excessive and ongoing discipline for workplace infractions at the store, while being discouraged from applying for management positions.

Read Entire Story Source: The Canadian Press 



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