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Think You Suffered Family Status Discrimination? First Things First – Were You Employed In Ontario Or B.C.?
The law governing family status discrimination under human rights legislation is unsettled and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Canada
2 May 2019
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Does Human Rights Legislation Apply To Job Ads On Facebook?
Technological advancements frequently outpace the law's ability to respond to the challenges they create. With the click of a button, employers can now reach hundreds or even thousands of potential
Canada
30 Apr 2019
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Has BC Court Opened The Door To More Court Claims Of Harassment?
Since the early 1980s, plaintiffs have been precluded from bringing court actions solely predicated on suffering discrimination or harassment under human rights legislation.
Canada
26 Apr 2019
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Legalization And The Workplace: Your Questions Answered!
On October 17, the federal government legalized recreational marijuana use. At the same time, Ontario's provincial government enacted the Cannabis Act and amended related legislation.
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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British Columbia To Reinstate Human Rights Commission
B.C. Premier John Horgan announced earlier this month that the province will reinstate its Human Rights Commission.
Canada
23 Aug 2017
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Solving The "Self Serving"¯ Medical Notes Puzzle
The decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in Sean Carter v. Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (2011) shows the importance of medical notes in human rights cases...
Canada
14 Aug 2017
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2016 Q2 HR-Law Webinar Part 3: ONCA Upholds Landmark Retroactive Loss Award (Video Content)
Jeremy Schwartz discusses a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that upheld a landmark retroactive loss of earnings award from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Canada
17 Aug 2016
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AODA Customer Service Standard Changed July 1
Welcome back from your early summer vacation - Changes to the Customer Service Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA") came into effect on July 1.
Canada
27 Jul 2016
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New Limits On Criminal Records Checks
The Ontario Government has passed legislation which imposes new restrictions on criminal record checks. All employers that rely on such checks should take note.
Canada
4 Feb 2016
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Turning Of The Tides? Record Setting Human Rights Damage Award Overturned In British Columbia
Over the past few years, we have seen a number of cases in Canada where human rights tribunals have awarded record setting damage awards to employees who have been subject to discrimination in the workplace.
Canada
21 Oct 2015
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Double The Previous Record Awarded In Damages For Sexual Harassment
As we have noted in previous updates, the size of general damages awarded by human rights tribunals has trended sharply higher in recent years.
Canada
15 Jun 2015
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The Limits On The Duty To Accommodate
A recent case from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario provides guidance to employers on the extent of the duty to accommodate.
Canada
17 Apr 2015
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Failure To Mitigate Reduces Damages In Human Rights Claim
In the wake of the Divisional Court’s decision in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board v Fair, human rights damages have been a hot topic.
Canada
10 Nov 2014
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Gloves Come Off: Sky High Damages In Human Rights Cases
Human Rights Tribunals across the country have been issuing damage awards which have raised the eyebrows of the employer community.
Canada
6 Jun 2014
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Controlling Costs In Defending Human Rights Complaints
Employers who are faced with a frivolous or vexatious human rights complaint by a former employee often feel that there is no deterrent for employees in filing such complaints.
Canada
3 Jan 2012
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