Jewish college employee claims discrimination based on creed

Employer did not infringe on religious requirement: Arbitration board
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/05/2014

An Ontario arbitration board dismissed Harvey Kaduri’s grievance alleging discrimination.

Kaduri — a full-time teacher at Seneca College — filed a grievance against the institution. Through his union, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 560, Kaduri alleged the college discriminated against him on the basis of creed.

Kaduri is Jewish, and as part of his commitment to his faith he is required to give back to his community. He felt he could best fulfill this commitment by teaching technology part-time at the only Jewish high school in Toronto.