The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has awarded over $173,000 in total to seven former employees of the Spruce Hill Resort and Spa in the B.C. Cariboo who claimed owner Kin Wa Chan discriminated against them because they’re Caucasian.
In a 73-page decision, tribunal chair Diana Juricevic found “that over a period of months, Mr. Chan repeatedly said that he wanted to replace Caucasian employees with ethnically Chinese employees to reduce labour costs.”
“I find that Mr. Chan said words to the effect: ‘Chinese workers are better and cheaper than white workers’ and ‘Chinese workers do not have to be paid holiday pay or overtime.'”
All the complainants either quit or were fired in August 2016.