Skip to comments.Human rights complaint alleged city’s lifeguard test biased in favor of women
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, its 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 Peressinis 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 commissions 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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Eventually someone will drown, charge these Human Rights Commissioners with criminally negligent homicide.
Political correctness is undefeated and never to be defeated.
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."
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.