HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION–Board To Hear Complaint Against CarDealership The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has appointed a board ofinquiry to consider a complaint of employment discriminationagainst the former Taylor Ford Lincoln car dealership in Halifax. Tara Leigh Hazelwood of Beaver Bank complained to the commissionin December 2000 that she was terminated from her job as a salesand leasing consultant at the dealership in May 2000 after sheinformed her employer that she was pregnant. Senator Donald Oliver has been appointed as chair of the inquiry. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan.24, at the Cambridge Suites Hotel in Halifax. The hearing isexpected to continue until Thursday, Jan. 27. A complaint is referred to a board of inquiry when the NovaScotia Human Rights Commission believes a prima facie case ofdiscrimination is made after an investigation by a human rightsofficer. The chief judge of the Provincial Court selects a boardchair from a roster and the commissioners ratify the nomination.The complaint decision is then in the hands of the independentboard. Evidence collected during investigation of a complaint ispresented at the hearing by the commission’s legal counsel. Thecomplainant and respondent can make submissions and questionwitnesses. The board chair then decides whether discriminationhas occurred. All parties have a right to appeal decisions of boards of inquiryto the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.