March 03, 2016

INSANITY: Public servant slaps boss, gets $25K in 'damages to his human rights' and his job back

StaffRebel Columnist

If you slapped your boss, would you expect your job back? No, you'd expect to be fired and stay fired.

That's not what happened when Naim Rahmani slapped his boss back in 2012.

The Ottawa Sun reports that “according to a Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board ruling, the government discriminated against Transport Canada engineer Naim Rahmani by ignoring evidence that his violence was related to a mental health problem.”

In 2009, Rahmani had a bad relationship with fellow engineer Patrick Desbiens and requested either a transfer or unpaid leave. Both his requests were refused.

During three years, Rahmani took several sick leaves, backed by medical certificates.

However, in 2012, after he returned to work from a three-week sick leave, he found out Desbiens had become his new boss.

Rahmani rushed into Desbiens' office and when he was asked to leave, he refused.

The Ottawa Sun says “Desbiens stood up and turned toward Rahmani, who slapped his face, knocking his glasses to the floor.”

They go on to say that “Rahmani told an internal investigation that he pushed Desbiens back into his chair in a “defensive move” and followed him out of the office to ensure he didn’t exaggerate what happened.”

Rahmani’s union representative provided management with a medical certificate that suggested a health condition or related medication could explain his act of violence.

In 2013, a government medical officer concluded that Rahmani was unfit to work and in April, Transport Canada fired him.

Rahmani grieved the termination and argued the punishment was excessive and it ignored his mental health condition.

Despite Government lawyer Michel Girard saying that no medical evidence could justify an act of physical violence and all federal workers are subject to the same rules, the labour relations board rejected the idea.

Board member Marie-Claire Perrault said the employer was “obligated to consider the situation’s medical aspect, which it did not.”

She added that Rahmani should have been suspended, but not fired.

Perrault ordered the government to immediately reinstate Rahmani and restore his lost seniority and pension benefits. In addition, she awarded him $25,000 in damages under terms of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Ridiculous? Sounds like it. Did this actually happen? Unfortunately.

SOUND OFF: what would happen if you slapped your boss?

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commented 2016-03-04 12:55:12 -0500
The unions have way too much power. A crime is a crime and it’s totally wrong that he kept his job and was rewarded for assault. Apparently union workers are protected from being criminally charged in Canada.

In AB, a union health care worker, plunged a disable man into a tub of scalding water, and this man died from his injuries. No charges have ever been laid, when they absolutely should have been, and this worker should have been dismissed from his position. I told you, a union worker can get away with murder.
commented 2016-03-04 11:44:58 -0500
If I slapped my boss the ringside bell would go off and my coworkers would start placing their bets.
commented 2016-03-04 11:19:13 -0500
The whites loves to proverbially f*#k the whites.
commented 2016-03-04 00:42:20 -0500
commented 2016-03-03 22:32:26 -0500
Doesn’t turn out that way if you are white.
I was terminated while on medical leave … I had been hit by a car and had to have a foot amputated … but was still able to do my job, until after numerous insults of being called a cripple or a gimp caused me to have anxiety attacks due to PTSD.
Human Rights said it would take two years to deal with my case, in other words they weren’t interested in helping a white male who was merely an amputee.
Law firms were extortionately greedy wanting $4000.00 to start at $400.00 per hour and would have consumed almost my entire possible $75,000.00 settlement if it went to trial.
Labor Canada took it on and I got a minuscule settlement and Black Balled in the IT industry.
That’s what you get if your white and lucky enough to be traumatically injured off the job.
commented 2016-03-03 18:05:40 -0500
Heck, if I knew that’s how the system worked I would have slapped several bosses free of charge. Well, maybe a couple weeks off for stress leave or mental anguish or whatever the hell they call it.
commented 2016-03-03 17:05:28 -0500
So here is what I take from this……
That the Charter right of a person to work trumps the right to a safe workplace.
No surprise here in Canada……..the criminals have the rights and victims are forgotten or punished.
No wonder islam is coming with jihad to this country…..bass ackward is right up their alley…..
commented 2016-03-03 16:58:20 -0500
SAY, was just pondering, my fiance works for the federal government , so Justin is her boss, so if she slapped him maybe we could get some cash for it? Oh wait, i forgot she is not the right color.
commented 2016-03-03 16:54:53 -0500
And my fiance waits for her case to be dealt with, it happened around the same time, but she is not brown.
Our society is so demented and lost it may be too late.
commented 2016-03-03 16:21:42 -0500
im mad can i slap this marie claire pos?
commented 2016-03-03 16:06:15 -0500
Apparently these idiots are unaware of labour laws. Violence and theft are about the only possible way to fire bad employees these days. Just as apparently is having a crazy (Minority) on staff. Canada is on its way down.
commented 2016-03-03 14:51:43 -0500
Canada has always been a big government joke which is owned and run by unions – for decaudes.

It is only because of The Rebel Media that any of this union backed shit is being disclosed. One website run by a handful of driven people on a shoe-string budget. Remarkable.

Honestly CBC – your organization is a fkg disgrace – a PR firm for the libranos party.

And this is how controlling Canada’s national socialists (aka nazi’s) really are and have been over the decades. Canada is run in the background by assholes like Demarais, Dussault, Irving, McCain – families that can’t compete outside of Canada, but they sure know how to control Canada and Canadians.

Unions protecting violent assholes and keeping them employed. Fkg disgusting.
commented 2016-03-03 14:34:45 -0500
Kangaroo court and idiot judge strike again.

And that really is all there is to it.
commented 2016-03-03 14:27:08 -0500
There used to be 2 sets of laws in Canada. One for the rich and one for the poor.
We still have 2sets. One for the rich and one for for the Moslems
commented 2016-03-03 13:54:53 -0500
Canadian Mongrel – you nailed it!
commented 2016-03-03 13:53:30 -0500
So Naim Rahmani, “reinstated and restored his lost seniority and pension benefits. In addition, she awarded him $25,000 in damages under terms of the Canadian Human Rights Act”, for slapping Patrick Desbiens.

Question: I wonder if Patrick Desbiens had slapped Naim Rahmani in a reversal of roles would have received the same settlement from the court for demented kangaroos?

Let’s see, the name, Patrick Desbiens, implies Irish-French suggesting Catholic Christian. Naim Ranmani suggests Moslem, and the fact that he found a way to not work for 3+ years, an economic immigrant.

I think my question self-answers.
commented 2016-03-03 13:49:09 -0500
Union workers can commit murder and get away with it!