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Publication Ban: Halifax and Work Environment

publication ban: Halifax's CAO Jacques Dube has apologized over a human rights decision that said there was racism against employees within Halifax Transit, according to Toronto Star. Jeff Harper / Star Metro Halifax Y.Z. first filed complaints to the commission in July 2006, but he said the threats and bullying started long before that. The decision comes more than a decade after an employee of Halifax Transit filed formal complaints of racial discrimination against HRM. The man's name is protected under a publication ban and he is referred to as Y.Z. Two Halifax Transit buses on Barrington Street. Racial intolerance created a poisoned work environment for him a white man starting in the early 1980s, following his marriage to an African Canadian woman. The decision lists a number of specific incidents of racial discrimination in the transit department, including one from 2001. Y.Z. and others made complaints directly to HRM prior to him filing with the commission, but he said HRM was unresponsive. ( As reported in the news.