SEIU Local 2

SEIU Local 2

May 18, 2012 09:00 ET

REPEAT-MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY: Contract Worker at Edmonton Post-Secondary Institution Speaks Out After Being Fired for Reporting a Sexual Assault

Employer's Actions Endangered Her Further and Ignored Responsibility to Provide a Safe Working Environment, Complaint Says

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2012) - A worker employed by a contractor at a prominent post-secondary institution in Edmonton says that she and her mother were fired after she reported a sexual assault by a co-worker to her manager.

Human Rights and Occupational Health and Safety complaints filed by the two workers allege that the employer ordered her to wait outside the building for police where she was vulnerable to further attacks.

The worker is calling on the institution's administration, as well as staff and students, to support her in addressing her concerns.

Visit www.justiceforjanitors.ca for a sneak peek.

WHEN: TODAY - Friday May 18th, 2012 @ 1:00 pm
WHERE: Crowne Plaza, River Valley Room - Main Floor
10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton T5J 1N7
WHO: Worker employed by contractor at Edmonton post-secondary institution speaking out because she was fired after reporting a sexual assault to her manager

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