The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Henderson Development (Canada) Ltd. and Securiguard Services Ltd. discriminated against Gladys Radek, other Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.
Henderson owns and operates International Village, a shopping mall opened in 1999 in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The mall contains a large cinema called Tinseltown, a Starbucks, a McDonald's, a 7-Eleven and a number of other shops.
Gladys Radek is a middle-aged Aboriginal woman with a disability. She has mobility problems because she had a leg amputated after a motorcycle accident and she sometimes limps. She receives provincial disability benefits. At the time in question Ms. Radek lived across the street from the mall in Vancouver Native Housing. She alleged that she was discriminated against with respect to a public service on the grounds of race and disability by Henderson and Securiguard.
In particular, she alleged that on May 10, 2001 she went...