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    • Remember these are allegations only. No final decision has been made about whether discrimination or harassment actually occurred.
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        • I agree that the Complainant was pregnant and was fired, but the reason she was fired was not because of her pregnancy. Instead, she was fired because our company was restructuring and many other employees were fired at the same time. Decisions were made based on seniority only.
        • I did not know the Complainant had a disability and needed an accommodation. The Complainant did not request one and nothing happened that would indicate there was a need for one.
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      • Explain all the steps you went through to try to accommodate an employee and why there were no other reasonable or practical steps to take.
      • Show why a rule or workplace standard was adopted in good faith and for a purpose related to the function being performed.
      • There are many other legal defences in the Human Rights Act. Refer to the Act for more information.
    • Has either party initiated another action? If yes, please give details (eg. date filed, level or court, agency, board or tribunal, union grievance and its current status).
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