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Canada Finds No Credible Link Between Defence Exports And Human Rights Violations In Saudi Arabia
The following is brief note providing background and context to this latest development in Canadian-Saudi trade relations.
Canada
28 Nov 2019
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Reinstatement And Accommodation Under Alberta's Workers' Compensation
For workplace accidents occurring on or after September 1, 2018, non-exempt employers have an obligation under section 88.1 of the Alberta Workers' Compensation Act to accommodate and reinstate most workers injured ...
Canada
20 Nov 2019
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Objective Evidence Required When Attempting To Limit Or Deny An Employee's Accommodation Request
Recent Ontario human rights jurisprudence has reaffirmed many of the principles associated with the employer's duty to accommodate.
Canada
5 Jun 2019
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The AHRC Has Established The Case Inventory Resolution Program In An Effort To Reduce Backlog
The Alberta Human Rights Commission has put in place the Case Inventory Resolution Program in an effort to reduce a massive backlog of cases. For the past seven years the number of complaints
Canada
1 Apr 2019
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Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Adopts Findings Of Workers' Compensation Board
In Kebede v. SGS Canada Inc., 2019 AHRC 3, the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (the "Tribunal") recently dismissed a portion of a human rights complaint on the grounds that the issue was already decided by the Alberta WCB.
Canada
18 Mar 2019
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In The Crosshairs: Federal Government Finds Itself At The Centre Of Rights-Based Climate Litigation In Environnement Jeunesse v. Attorney General Of Canada
In 2015, the case of Urgenda Foundation v. The State of the Netherlands (Urgenda) broke new ground as the first successful climate change action founded in tort law and the first time a court has determined the ...
Canada
25 Jan 2019
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Changes To B.C. Human Rights Code And Re-Establishment Of B.C. Human Rights Commission
On November 1, 2018, the Government of British Columbia introduced Bill 50, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2018 (the "Act"), which contained significant changes to British Columbia's Human Rights Code (the "Code").
Canada
11 Jan 2019
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Review Of Ontario Human Rights Damages In 2018: New High Watermarks
2018 marks an exceptional year for developments in the Ontario human rights remedies realm.
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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Considerations For Your Upcoming Holiday Party
As the holiday season is now upon us, many employers will be hosting a party to celebrate the occasion.
Canada
11 Dec 2018
10
Bill 35 And Bill 40: Potential Expansion Of Rights Under The Ontario Human Rights Code
In 2016, Private Members' Bill 30 was introduced to include genetic characteristics as a prohibited ground of discrimination.
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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When Is A Rule Not The Law? A Note On Tan And Comity In The Federal Court Of Appeal
The decision squarely raised the issue of comity at the Federal Court of Appeal.
Canada
13 Nov 2018
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New Guidance On Human Rights And Cannabis
On October 11, 2018, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new policy statement that provides guidance for employers related to recreational cannabis and human rights issues in the workplace.
Canada
29 Oct 2018
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Bill C-65: How The Pending Anti-Harassment Bill Will Impact Employers
Parliament is back in session as of this week, and will return to the review of Bill C-65:
Canada
26 Sep 2018
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Citizenship & Immigration Status: Don't Ask
In a recent case, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario held that employers cannot discriminate against job applicants who do not have Canadian permanent resident status or citizenship...
Canada
18 Sep 2018
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Nouvelles Protections Légales Pour Les Personnes Handicapées Ŕ L'échelle Nationale
Loi fédérale sur l'accessibilité et engagements du gouvernement de la Colombie-Britannique ŕ adopter une loi similaire
Canada
18 Sep 2018
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"Timing Isn't Everything": Termination Shortly After Disability-Related Absences Is Not Necessarily Discriminatory
A common issue in human rights claims is the timing of an employer's action or decision relative to an employee's medical leave or illness.
Canada
11 Sep 2018
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Further Legal Protections For People With Disabilities Across The Country
This summer the Federal government tabled Canada's first national accessibility law in efforts to advance accessibility for people with disabilities,
Canada
11 Sep 2018
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The Tiger In The Jungle: A Tribute To Neil Finkelstein
On June 12, 2018, the Canadian legal community lost an icon of the litigation bar with the passing of Neil Richard Finkelstein.
Canada
11 Sep 2018
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The Supreme Court Of Canada Interprets Workplace Discrimination Broadly
In British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the scope of section 13(1) of BC's Human Rights Code, which concerns discrimination ...
Canada
11 Jan 2018
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