The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed an attempt by Tim Hortons to have a Dawson Creek-based complaint about it dismissed. In 2012, four Temporary Foreign Workers from Mexico claimed that their employer and landlord charged them double rent, made racist comments, and gave them worse shifts and tasks than other employees.
Tim Hortons pushed that the complaint should be against the franchise owner and not the company itself, but the Tribunal disagreed. It was argued by their lawyers that Tim Hortons should have business practices to protect Temporary Foreign Workers.
If the allegations are proven, the company could be held responsible for the discrimination.