Human rights tribunal rejects York U prof's complaint against university

April 26, 2010

On Friday, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismissed charges by York University professor David Noble that the institution punished him for challenging its former practice of cancelling classes on Jewish holidays, finding no proof to support Noble's claims. The adjudicator found no evidence York U retaliated against the professor by issuing a news release about a pamphlet he wrote criticizing the influence of the "Israeli lobby" over the university's fundraising foundation. The ruling also rejected allegations York U threatened Noble with reprisal in 2005 if he held classes on Jewish holidays in violation of the policy, which he did not do until 2008. Toronto Star