The Alberta Human Rights Commission has accepted a complaint brought against an Edmonton-area Catholic school board by a substitute teacher who was let go after she announced she was ‘becoming’ a man.
Janet Buterman, 39, had been employed by the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Board for about four months when, in June 2008, she informed deputy superintendent Steve Bayus that she was undergoing a ‘sex change’ and now wished to be treated as a man.
[…]Buterman maintains that she has a legitimate medical condition – gender identity disorder – and that the board has discriminated against her because of it.
[…]In Buterman’s opinion, the Catholic board does not have the right to let their beliefs enter decisions about employment. “It appears to me they think they have a right to make employment decisions based on claims, tenets of faith,” she told the Edmonton Journal. “From my perspective, as a public employer, they do not.”
Buterman filed the complaint on October 1st, and the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission has accepted it on the grounds of medical disability, physical disability, and gender.
and one more:
The Alberta Catholic school board is not the only one coming under fire for upholding its Catholic faith. An Ontario board was the subject of a human rights complaint last month because of its decision not to hire a non-Catholic. In that case, the school board is asserting its right to hire teachers that espouse the Catholic values they are aiming to instil in their students.
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