A court in Canada has ruled that a group of female employees of multiple waxing salons are not obligated to wax the genital region of a transgender activist who was born male but identifies as female.
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled in the case of Yaniv v. Various Waxing Salons on Tuesday that Jessica Yaniv could not force the mostly female aestheticians from waxing the genital region of Yaniv.
Tribunal Member Devyn Cousineau ruled that the complaints Yaniv filed against Blue Heaven Beauty Lounge and Sandeep Benipal, Marcia DaSilva, Judy Tran, Pam Dulay, and Merle Norman were “not justified” and dismissed them. He also dismissed the complaints against Sukhdip Hehar and Sukhi Beauty Dream Salon, and Hina Moin, saying they were “brought for improper motives.”
“In the genital waxing cases, I find that scrotum waxing was not a service customarily provided by the Respondents. As such, they did not deny Ms. Yaniv a service and did not discriminate against her. I dismiss these complaints,” wrote Cousineau.
“In the leg and arm waxing cases, I find that Ms. Yaniv filed the complaints for improper purposes. I dismiss these complaints …”
Cousineau ordered that Yaniv pay $2,000 each to Ms. Benipal, Ms. DaSilva, and Mrs. Hehar, arguing that “a high costs award may be appropriate to denounce Ms. Yaniv’s conduct and deter similar behaviour in the future.”
“Her improper conduct has taken multiple forms and impacted a number of complaints. She has hurt the Respondents by filing these complaints for improper purposes. Her conduct has had a significant impact on the Tribunal’s process, taking up a lot of its scarce time and resources,” explained Cousineau.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski