An independent board of inquiry started hearing a human rights complaint made by a former Nova Scotia Youth Facility worker yesterday in Coldbrook.

The complainant, whose identification is banned from publication, claims that while at his workplace in Waterville, several of his colleagues and a supervisor sexually harassed him over the course of six years.

A Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission news release said the complainant feels the harassment was severe, involved physical contact and was “due to perceptions of his sexual orientation.”

 

The public hearing is the final stage of a human rights complaint process, the release said. It is scheduled to run through the end of July.

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