Constable Files Complaint Against Windsor Police

A Windsor police constable has filed a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario claiming he was threatened and bullied for taking a parental leave.

In the application obtained by AM800 News, Constable Scott Robinson alleges he was embarrassed and degraded by then-Inspector Brad Hill, who is now the deputy chief.

The application also names the Windsor Police Services Board, Windsor Police Chief Al Frederick, former deputy chiefs Rick Derus and Vince Power and Staff Sergeant Frank Providenti

Robinson was working in the Major Crimes Division in June 2017 and was scheduled to be on paternity leave July 2, 2017.

In the application, Robinson claims then-Inspector Hill embarrassed him, in front of his colleagues, when Hill stated 'You're quitting my team.'

Robinson says Hill's demeanour was degrading and insulting.

While on paternal leave, Robinson learned that police administration was trying to transfer him, which is a violation.

When Robinson later applied to go to the OPP,  he claims Windsor police administration interfered with the process.

He alleges in the application, that the current administration has had the highest number of human rights code complaints, over 20, since 2013.

He is seeking compensation totalling $100,000, an apology from Windsor Police Administration and is asking for an investigation by OCCOPS. (Ontario Civilian Police Commission).

In their response,  the police officers in question deny they infringed the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code and categorically deny all of Robinson's allegations of discrimination based on family status.

Windsor police are also at the centre of another human rights tribunal complaint by Staff Sergeant Christine Bissonnette alleging gender bias discrimination and that she was overlooked for the deputy chief's position.