Indigenous CBC employee’s discrimination claims to be heard by human-rights tribunal

By Mickey Djuric The Canadian Press  22/05/2024 04:00 An Indigenous employee with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is taking up the fight against what he describes as systemic racism by his employer. Richard Agecoutay, 61, has been granted a human-rights hearing over claims of discrimination at the public broadcaster, where he’s worked since 2001. It’s an effort to knock down barriers for others, he said in an interview. “You don’t have to suffer systemic racism or racism in the workplace. You have avenues to pursue it.” Agecoutay, a videographer for CBC in Regina, alleges he has repeatedly been denied work due to his race, and that the broadcaster offered a settlement, but he would have had to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Documents filed with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal detail several…

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