UBCO ordered to pay $50K to former student in sexual assault discrimination case


The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the University of British Columbia Okanagan to pay $50K to former student Stephanie Hale for the way it handled her allegation of sexual assault, report and . In a 132-page decision, the tribunal found that UBCO’s investigation method caused Hale harm to the point that she could no longer participate in the process. UBCO responded to the tribunal’s decision in a statement, indicating that it is reviewing the ruling and has already taken “a number of crucial steps” to better address allegations of sexual misconduct.

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