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Gay former jail guard awarded $98K for harassment at Ottawa detention centre
Maclean's ^ | July 25, 2013 | The Canadian Press

Posted on 07/25/2013 4:20:45 PM PDT by rickmichaels

TORONTO – A former Ottawa jail guard who endured homophobic harassment at the “poisoned workplace” has been granted what a grievance board calls its largest-ever award for a human rights breach.

Robert Ranger worked at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre from 1998 to 2002, when he left because he said he couldn’t take the taunts and gay slurs, eventually going on long-term disability.

The Grievance Settlement Board has ordered the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to pay Ranger $98,000 in compensation.

That amount includes $45,000, which the board says in its decision is the largest amount it has ever awarded for breaching the Human Rights Code and the collective agreement.

The board found that Ranger’s main tormentor and his “entourage” taunted and humiliated Ranger and the employer did “almost nothing to address the homophobic atmosphere in the jail.”

Ranger is also suing the ministry, and a spokesman says it would be inappropriate for them to comment on the grievance board decision while the matter is still before the courts.


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1 posted on 07/25/2013 4:20:45 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

So, he blew the whistle did he?


2 posted on 07/25/2013 4:25:53 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: rickmichaels

I hate perverts, they just cause damage where ever they go.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 4:26:23 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: IbJensen

Perhaps they don’t like suckups and brown nosers.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 4:27:29 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: rickmichaels

The Judge must be the first person to leave a hotel in the morning.

Women guards endure it. This guy can’t, what a pansy. Prisoners and criminals are always going to act like that.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 4:28:01 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: rickmichaels

Mr. Ranger’s first name was Robert, not Rump?


6 posted on 07/25/2013 4:28:29 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Tipline for Zimmerman's Inquisition is: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov ... Use it.)
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To: IbJensen

HIs middle name is Rump


7 posted on 07/25/2013 4:29:00 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: rickmichaels
The homosexuals will continue to do this until Canada goes broke. Then that will be the end of these fools.
8 posted on 07/25/2013 4:29:08 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Uncle Miltie

You are a terrible person!


9 posted on 07/25/2013 4:29:40 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: rickmichaels

so from 1998 to 2002,he was fishing for a Dr to put him on long-term disability


10 posted on 07/25/2013 4:31:21 PM PDT by molson209
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To: rickmichaels
What a great scam.Claim that you're a pervert (lie if necessary) and then claim “hostile workplace”.It's good for tens of thousands...or more.Well,maybe not in Texas.
11 posted on 07/25/2013 4:31:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: IbJensen
Gays go around pushing their Gayness looking for that one person to reject Gayness.
How does he prove that he's gay? Black is obvious, Mexican, Indonesian, etc.
Once this crap sets in every faggot will be looking for free payouts.
Including non-faggots. Normal people should abuse this until it's stopped....!
12 posted on 07/25/2013 4:32:38 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Don’t forget to cry a lot, that’s worth another ten grand at least.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 4:33:59 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: rickmichaels

Let me get this straight.

In the Canadian workplace, a person is not free to express their views on homosexuality?


14 posted on 07/25/2013 4:37:37 PM PDT by Wellington VII
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To: rickmichaels

I don’t understand why the State should pay for the prisoners harassing a guard.

Every guard is subject to harassment, It’s part of the job.

If you are a Homo, it’s normal to take more abuse from people who are locked up and do not give a damn about you.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 4:42:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Wellington VII

Where do I sign up? I’m not gay but for 98 large you can call me anything you want too.

If I got the money I could support FR for a year and have change.

Please donate do my distress. Taxpayer money accepted.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 4:46:31 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: rickmichaels

Words fail me. A prison guard cries into his pillow (no doubt while biting down on it) because the prisoners make fun of him for being a sissy, and he gets paid for not being enough of a man to ignore teasing? “Pathetic” doesn’t cover it.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 4:49:10 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Wellington VII

You aren’t free to express those views in the United States.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 4:49:36 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: rickmichaels

Are they kidding? Why don’t they order the prisoners who taunted him to pay this? That would be “justice”. Making the taxpayers pay this sissy for his hurt feewings is preposterous.


19 posted on 07/25/2013 4:52:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Venturer

“I don’t understand why the State should pay for the prisoners harassing a guard.”

The article doesn’t identify who it actually is.

If it in fact were the prisoners, there’s really not a helluva lot anybody can do about it. What are you going to do to them; put them in jail?


20 posted on 07/25/2013 4:56:56 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: rickmichaels

R. Ranger?


21 posted on 07/25/2013 4:58:07 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: GeronL

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22 posted on 07/25/2013 5:01:26 PM PDT by wiseone (india,)
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To: wiseone

Sometimes you have to wonder why this planet hasn’t been burned yet


23 posted on 07/25/2013 5:05:12 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: mylife

My guess? He is French-Canadian hence (phonetically); Row-bair Rawnjay.

I researched this character on the internet. Apparently, it was the local union president who led the taunts, so it was fellow turnkeys who ‘harrassed’ him. BTW, according to this article, http://ca.news.yahoo.com/gay-former-jail-guard-awarded-98k-harassment-ottawa-185900086.html , he will get almost 250K in backpay!

Why the ‘H’ did they hire him and how did he put up with the comments from the inmates? I would think their comments would be worse than his fellow turnkeys’ comments.

I have heard it said that both screws and inmates are serving time, just the screws do it in 12 hour shifts. For some, I guess that is the only difference!


24 posted on 07/25/2013 5:20:15 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: glyptol
Just HOW did his harassers KNOW he was gay?

Did he sashay down the corridors of the prison? Sing show tunes? Give unwanted extra "pat-downs" of male prisoners?

For heaven's sake. If this makes him cry, imagine what the prisoners did to him. And they harass EVERY guard, regardless of sexuality.

Geez, what kind of job did he think he was taking?

25 posted on 07/25/2013 5:54:05 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: rickmichaels

...he left because he said he couldn’t take the taunts and gay slurs....

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Okay, I admit that I did not read the entire article. But my thought is that the poor widdle baby got his feeling hurt because he let everyone know that he has this perversion. There may well be other sexual deviants in the workplace who do their jobs and do not feel compelled to let everyone know about their perversions.


26 posted on 07/25/2013 6:47:28 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Uncle Miltie

R. Ranger.


27 posted on 07/26/2013 3:51:50 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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