“Human rights legislation does not require a service provider to wax a type of genitals they are not trained for and have not consented to wax,” the BC Human Rights Tribunal determined according to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms which represented five of the estheticians.
Yaniv was found to have “engaged in improper conduct” including filing “complaints for improper purposes.” The Tribunal said that Yaniv’s testimony was both “disingenuous” and “self-serving” along with “evasive and argumentative and contradicted herself.”
Jay Cameron, the Justice Centre’s Litigation Manager praised the decision, saying, “No woman should be compelled to touch male genitals against her will, irrespective of how the owner of the genitals identifies.”
— Jessica Yaniv (@trustednerd) June 16, 2019
In 2018, Yaniv, who identifies as a female but has male genitalia, asked several estheticians to remove her pubic hair around her groin. Numerous salon workers voiced religious objections while other said they lacked training.
The transgender activist accused workers of discriminating against her based on her gender identity and filed 15 complaints. The majority of the women Yaniv tried to get a waxing from were immigrants.
She has been ordered by the court to pay $2,000 each to three of the women.