Ottawa Citizen reported.Nurses who work for the Canada Pension Plan have won a major gender-discrimination settlement that could reach more than $200 million, the
The nurses, most of them women, determine the eligibility of people applying for CPP disability benefits. They filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Right Tribunal that their salaries of $50,000-$60,000 a year was half that of CPP doctors, a male-dominated group that performed essentially the same job.
The tribunal, in its 2007 decision, sided with the nurses and ruled they were being discriminated against on the basis of gender.
However, a second tribunal ruling denied the nurses compensation for wage loss or pain and suffering. The nurses successfully appealed in the courts, triggering negotiations with the federal Treasury Board, the Citizen said.
Under the settlement, endorsed by the tribunal, nurses will be paid $160 million but other elements of it, including adjustments to pension benefits, could bring theRead More »from Canada Pension Plan nurses win huge gender-discrimination settlement