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Welcome To Our Place Of Business; Please Come Back Later!
Recently, the HRTO held that an employer’s duty to accommodate does not require an employer to permit its store manager to tell customers to go away and come back later when another person could assist them with their purchases.
Canada
10 Mar 2015
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Employers, Pay Attention: Google Searches Will Not Replace Tailored Accommodation
Recently, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released a decision wherein the employer failed to meet its duty to accommodate an employee diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Canada
9 Jan 2015
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Another Reason To Be Careful What You Post On Facebook
An employee was recently found to have violated the "Human Rights Code" in part to due to a Facebook post by the employee about her co-worker.
Canada
13 Aug 2013
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Human Rights Tribunal Finds Employer Liable Despite Finding No Discrimination
In the recent decision the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal awarded an applicant 14 months’ lost wages and $15,000 damages for injury to the applicant’s dignity, feelings, and self-respect.
Canada
19 Jun 2013
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AODA Amendments: New Built Environment Standards And Changes To Accessibility Reporting Deadlines
Two regulations amending the AODA’s Customer Service Standard and Integrated Standard have recently come into force.
Canada
7 Feb 2013
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The Refusal To Consider The Application Of A Previously Terminated Employee Is Ruled Not Discriminatory By The Quebec Court Of Appeal
On February 14, 2012, in the decision Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse c. Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal (HRT), concluding that the refusal of the Sherbrooke University Hospital (CHUS) to consider the application of a former employee previously terminated was not discriminatory and did not violate sections 10 and 16 of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms of Queb
Canada
17 Sep 2012
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BC Court Of Appeal Concludes That A Partner Is Not An Employee Of A Partnership
On July 19, 2012, the British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision on the issue of whether a partner in a partnership is an employee of that partnership for the purposes of the BC Human Rights Code.
Canada
1 Aug 2012
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B.C. Human Rights Tribunal Awards Significant Damages For Sexual Harassment By "Sexting"
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal’s recent decision in McIntosh v. Metro Aluminum Products Ltd. and Zbigniew Augustynowicz, threw the book at the employer and its owner for sexual harassment committed by "sexting" – the sending of inappropriate text messages - to one of its employees, Ms. McIntosh.
Canada
7 Mar 2011
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Quebec Human Rights Tribunal Orders Large Damage Award Against Bombardier
On November 29, 2010, Bombardier Inc. was ordered by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal to pay over $300,000 in damages to a Muslim pilot of Pakistani origin.
Canada
4 Mar 2011
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Alberta Court Of Appeal Limits Concept Of "Employer" In Significant Human Rights Case
In an important case for employers utilizing third party contractors and subcontractors, the Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that the concept of an "employer" does not extend to the owner of an industrial site who receives the benefit of services provided by employees of an arm’s length contractor.
Canada
3 Mar 2011
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Alberta Court Of Appeal Limits Concept Of "Employer" In Significant Human Rights Case
In an important case for employers utilizing third party contractors and subcontractors, the Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that the concept of an "employer" does not extend to the owner of an industrial site who receives the benefit of services provided by employees of an arm’s length contractor: Lockerbie & Hole Industrial Inc. v. Alberta (Human Rights and Citizenship Commission, Director), 2011 ABCA 3 (Lockerbie).
Canada
1 Feb 2011
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Parents Of Young Children Asked To Relocate Must Be Accommodated To The Point Of Undue Hardship, Says Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) recently found that the Canadian National Railway (CNR) discriminated against three employees by failing to accommodate their family situation.
Canada
31 Jan 2011
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The Supreme Court Of Canada Authorizes The Appeal Of A Litigation Relating To Pay Equity
On December 16, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada authorized the appeal by Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) of a decision rendered with dissent by the Federal Court of Appeal relating to pay equity.
Canada
31 Jan 2011
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Update On Bill C-299
Bill C-299 is an Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Competition Act (personal information obtained by fraud) and was introduced in Parliament as a Private Member’s Bill.
Canada
25 Jan 2007
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