Two a long time soon after he submitted a human rights complaint versus a single father, an Edmonton babysitter has dropped the complaint.

Two years after he filed a human legal rights grievance towards a solitary father, an Edmonton babysitter has dropped the complaint.

James Cyrynowski submitted problems towards two distinct Edmonton-spot mother and father for what he claimed have been violations to the Alberta Human Rights Act right after the mothers and fathers asked about Cyrynowski’s age, gender and irrespective of whether he experienced youngsters of his have.

The two mom and dad posted ads on Kijiji on the lookout for a babysitter, to which Cyrynowksi experienced responded.

In the very first situation, Todd, a one father of two boys who doesn’t want his final name released to shield his family’s privacy, requested Cyrynowski for his age, gender and where by he lived. Cyrynowski responded with 28, male and Edmonton, according to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF).


The father did not close up needing a babysitter and didn’t speak to Cyrynowksi once again and Cyrynowski did not abide by up either. He did file a human rights criticism towards Todd the following day, alleging discrimination based on age and gender.

Cyrnynowski has due to the fact dropped the complaint in opposition to the father after an investigation memo dated Sept. 19 from human legal rights officer Shereen Tayles encouraged the complaint be dismissed.

Todd in an e-mail on Monday stated he’s happy it is all about.

“I am quite thankful to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms for all the work they set into this scenario for me,” he stated. “Now that it is more than, I absolutely have a big weight off my shoulders. I do hope that all the publicity will support the Alberta authorities and the Alberta Human Rights Fee recognize they do have to have to make some adjustments so these forms of grievances do not transpire to other people today.”

The good reasons for dismissal stated “the posture in query necessitates caring for a young and susceptible youngster within just a private home. In this circumstance, a parent’s personalized desire, like questions relating to that desire, for a caregiver can be justified as a bona fide occupational necessity under the Human Rights Act.”

Tayles’ determination also said that since the will need for the placement ended, there was no situation to be filled and for that reason no damaging affect on Cyrnynowski.

“Human legal rights commissions and tribunals are susceptible to abuse and want reform,” explained Marty Moore, a lawyer with the Justice Centre who represented Todd. “The Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Alberta legislature require to acquire motion to stop parents from getting dragged through these lawful processes by bogus grievances.”

Cyrnynowski’s 2nd grievance towards an Edmonton mom of three younger children is even now ongoing.

– with information from Jeff Labine

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