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Human rights complaint alleged city’s lifeguard test biased in favor of women
National Post ^ | May 14, 2014 | Jason van Rassel

Posted on 05/15/2014 9:34:20 PM PDT by rickmichaels

Letting female lifeguard candidates carry lighter subjects during a rescue test is not only discriminatory, it’s dangerous, alleges a Medicine Hat man who filed a human-rights complaint against the southern Alberta city after he was forced to carry a heavier man and failed.

The Alberta Human Rights Commission disagreed and dismissed Jeremy Peressini’s complaint against the City of Medicine Hat, saying the gender segregation was justified to accommodate younger, smaller candidates.

But Mr. Peressini is considering fighting the commission’s decision in court, by asking for a judicial review.

It has been three years since the ill-fated lifeguard test and Mr. Peressini, 34, is now employed as a fitness trainer. But he said Wednesday there is a principle involved.

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1 posted on 05/15/2014 9:34:20 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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Eventually someone will drown, charge these Human Rights Commissioners with criminally negligent homicide.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 9:42:54 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: rickmichaels

Political correctness is undefeated and never to be defeated.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 9:49:57 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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“The officer noted that Mr. Peressini was in his early 30s and the females in the group were in their early to late teens. The information indicated that the city sincerely believed that pairing up by gender assisted in achieving size parity, and attempted to place the candidates at ease and more confident in executing the techniques,” wrote commission chief David Blair Mason.

The city's priorities were "size parity" and making sure that the candidates were "at ease." Why wasn't the city's main priority the survival of drowning people, including heavy drowning people?

"I'm sorry I let your mother drown, but she was 20 lbs. overweight. That's outside my size parity limit."

4 posted on 05/15/2014 11:41:09 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: rickmichaels

When I took the Lifesaving and Water Safety course, many years ago, there were three girls in the class and the instructor would not let us “buddy up.” He said you don’t get to pick who you save from drowning.

My buddy was a future linebacker for Cleveland and without a little finning from him, I’d never have been able to save him.....I being 5’2”, 105 pounds. In a real drowning, we’d both have drowned.

All are not created equal, you see.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 7:02:09 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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