A complaint by two Muslim students who were not allowed to pray at a non-denominational private school in Calgary is headed back to the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
The Court of Appeal of Alberta ruled Friday the original decision five years ago by a commission tribunal, which ordered Webber Academy to pay a $26,000 fine for discriminatory behaviour, included a number of errors.
One error the tribunal made was in assessing the level of accommodation that was being asked of the school.
"The tribunal began its decision by determining the issue was not a request for 'prayer space,"' reads the 15-page Appeal Court decision released Friday. "Clearly, the students required space to pray and Webber Academy was being asked to provide space, whether dedicated or not."