In a ruling that could carry implications for comedy clubs across Canada, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has upheld the right of a bar patron to receive five-figures in damages from a comedian whose performance she alleges gave her post-traumatic stress disorder.Thereby, sadly, upholding the fake "human right" not to be offended, strengthening the mandate of "Human Rights" Commissions and Tribunals to continue punishing those who allegedly hurt others' feelings, and encouraging sensitive souls and opportunists to file more complaints.
... ruled Justice Jon Sigurdson, while comedy clubs may swirl with “offensive, irreverent and inappropriate” language they are not operating in “zones of absolute immunity from human rights legislation.” [You mean "fake human rights" legislation, don't you judge?]
... In addition to Mr. Earle’s $15,000 penalty, the restaurant was also ordered to pay $7,000 to Ms. Pardy on the grounds that since the owner had given Mr. Earle a small bar tab to host the event, the comedian was legally an employee. Restaurant owner Salam Ismail had already spent at least $13,000 in legal fees defending himself before the tribunal. ...