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Work Environment: Publication Ban and Nova Scotia

work environment: Lawyer Bruce Evans says medical evidence shows his client, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, has suffered psychological injuries that are severe and devastating.' Zane Woodford / Star Metro Halifax In a ruling released last week, a Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission board of inquiry found widespread racial discrimination and a poisoned work environment at the transit garage.A hearing was convened Monday to consider damages in the case; inquiry board chairwoman Lynn Connors reserved decision, according to Toronto Star. Read more Article Continued Below We have more to do.' City apology issued to Halifax Transit employee for racial discrimination Evans said his client, whose name is protected under a publication ban, is looking for the maximum amount awarded under Canadian law for general damages, 367,000, and another 1.053 million in lost earnings and pension. He suffered severe and devastating psychological injuries, Bruce Evans, lawyer for the bus mechanic, said Monday. Evans said his client was diagnosed as having post traumatic stress disorder linked to a hostile working environment. He is white, but his wife is African-Nova Scotian, and black and Indigenous co-workers also suffered under the actions of former bus mechanic Arthur Maddox, who no longer works for the transit service. react-empty 133 In last week's ruling, Connors said the complainant had been frightened and terrorized. The mechanic filed his complaint with the rights commission nearly 12 years ago, in July 2006. ( As reported in the news.