$15M class action lawsuit filed against YorkU, student association for alleged anti-Semitic incidents


Diamond and Diamond Lawyers have filed a $15M class action lawsuit against York University and the York Federation of Students (YFS) regarding alleged anti-Semitic incidents at the university. The plaintiffs”who include students, alumni, and attendees from between 1998 and 2021″state that they were “made to feel unsafe on campus, silenced, forced to hide their Jewish identity, [“¦] harassed, and even threatened with physical violence.” YorkU and YFS are alleged to have shown negligence in failing to address these incidents, providing insufficient staff training, and violating YorkU’s non-discrimination policies. City News reports that YorkU issued a statement reiterating its commitment to providing an inclusive campus environment and indicating that “we unequivocally condemn all forms of discrimination and hate, including antisemitism and Islamophobia.”

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