Of Forest Fires and Systemic Discrimination: A Review of British Columbia (Public Service Employee Relations Commission) v. B.C.G.S.E.U.

@inproceedings{Sheppard2001OfFF,
  title={Of Forest Fires and Systemic Discrimination: A Review of British Columbia (Public Service Employee Relations Commission) v. B.C.G.S.E.U.},
  author={Colleen Sheppard},
  year={2001}
}
This case comment addresses the recent contributions to human rights law developed in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision British Columbia (Public Service Employee Relations Commission) v. B.C.G.S.E.U. The Court held that the aerobic standard for evaluating the fitness of forest firefighters was discriminatory towards women. The Court ordered the reinstatement of Tawney Meiorin, a female forest firefighter who had lost her employment by reason of failing the mandatory provincial fitness… CONTINUE READING