Discrimination complaint against Saskatoon bridal shop resolved
SASKATOON – A settlement has been reached in a human rights complaint against a Saskatoon bridal shop.
Rohit Singh launched the complaint after being refused service at Jenny’s Bridal Boutique.
Singh is a transgendered person who identifies as a woman.
She went to the store in April looking for a bridal dress and was told men weren’t allowed to try on dresses.
Singh then filed a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) alleging the store discriminated against her based on sex/gender.
Today, the SHRC said the two sides reached a mediated settlement after a series of sessions between the parties.
“When both parties are willing to participate in the process, complainants and respondents are in a position to move forward rather than prolong the matter,” said David Arnot, chief commissioner of the SHRC.
“Working with business and employers to better understand their role is an important function of the work that we do.”
As part of the settlement, the business owner agreed to provide a personal financial contribution to two local charities in lieu of any payment to Singh.