The same lawyer is representing both UPEI employees who filed human rights complaints against the university’s president.
On Tuesday, Greg Howard, the Human Rights Commission’s executive director, confirmed there were two people represented by the same lawyer who filed sexual harassment complaints against UPEI president Alaa Abd-El-Aziz.
Howard said the commission is proceeding with its usual process in dealing with complaints.
In January, The Guardian reported a university employee filed a complaint with the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission.
Tom Cullen, chair of the university’s board of governors, confirmed the board was aware of the complaint and said the allegations involved inappropriate comments between colleagues. None of the allegations have been proven and the complaint hasn’t gone before a human rights panel for a hearing.