Human Rights Office

Human Rights Office
Human Rights Office

Hickey v Everest College

This case involved a community college student in dentistry who failed a practicum due to a physical disability she had acquired following a car accident.  As a result of her disability, the student was not able to sit for extended periods of time. She provided the College with medical documentation outlining her physical restrictions and informed it that she was concerned about several procedures that she would have to do during her placement. In fact, she failed the placement and was suspended from the program.  The Tribunal found that the College discriminated against the student when it took no measures to accommodate her.