– The Post Millennial
The anonymous individual “JY” has filed 16 separate complaints with the Human Rights Tribunal after being refused a Brazilian wax from businesses that only service women.
The Justice Centre has been connected with only two of the 16 women, and has provided legal representation to both, without charge.
One of them, Shelah Poyer, is a single mom who works out of her home. JY was willing to withdraw his complaint in exchange for $2,500.
If JY is demanding similar sums from the other 14 women, he stands to receive as much as $35,000 for dropping his human rights complaints.
Fighting JY’s discrimination complaint all the way through to a hearing would cost each esthetician $20,000 or $30,000 or more.
Further, those facing a complaint of “gender identity” discrimination may find it extremely difficult to obtain legal representation.
Without legal representation, it is likely that most or all of these 14 women are going to pay settlement money to JY, to escape the very stressful tribunal process.
JY continues to benefit unfairly from the Tribunal’s anonymity Order, and from the Tribunal not informing the estheticians that free legal representation is available to them.