Montreal Jewish hospital weighing tribunal appeal

A Montreal Jewish hospital was ordered to pay $15,000 to two female employees who complained of gender discrimination.

The Quebec Human Tights Tribunal ruled Nov. 5 in favor of Mary Smith and Jennifer Bennett who claim they were deprived of employment opportunities because of their sex, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

The plaintiffs said they were denied shifts and could not work full time because of a policy that allowed patients to refuse treatment by staff members of the opposite sex. Officials at the hospital are considering whether to appeal.

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