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Jewish Girl Wins First Verdict Under Ouebec Anti-bias Law

May 19, 1965
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A court case believed to be the first of its kind here, accusing a firm of violating the Quebec “Act Respecting Discrimination in Employment,” was won here by a Jewish girl who charged that the firm had refused to hire her because she was Jewish.

According to the plaintiff, the girl was told, when she applied for a job as a junior typist, that the company did not hire Jews. The firm was convicted and fined $25. Another case, involving a Negro complainant, is still pending. The name of the Jewish girl was not revealed.

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