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Accessibility Laws In Canada – Status @ January 1, 2019
As of January 1, 2019, the federal government and the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia are at various stages of introducing accessibility laws.
Canada
10 Jan 2019
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Banned From Pool And Fitness Facility, Man Who Requested "Young, Hot Female Trainer" Was Not Discriminated Against Because Of Mental Disability
A man who requested that a municipal pool and fitness facility provide him with a "young, hot female trainer like" (name redacted), was not discriminated against because of a physical or mental disability when the facility banned him.
Canada
27 Feb 2018
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The Maturation Of The Duty To Consult - Top Ten Developments Of 2017 In Canadian Aboriginal Law
2017 in Canadian Aboriginal law proved to be a watershed moment for the Crown's duty to consult, with the confluence of a number of high-profile appellate decisions—including a new trilogy of consultation cases from the Supreme Court of Canada...
Canada
12 Feb 2018
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Canadian Human Rights Act And Criminal Code Amended To Include Gender Identity Or Expression
The amendments add "gender identity or expression" as prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Canada
14 Aug 2017
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Renewal, Road-Maps—And Rhetoric? Top Ten Developments Of 2016 In Canadian Aboriginal Law
Opening against newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's pledge of a "renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Aboriginal peoples," 2016 was a year of great expectations for Canadian Aboriginal law.
Canada
9 Feb 2017
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Trend Continues In Alberta For Higher General Damages In Human Rights Awards
General damages awarded by human rights tribunals are intended to compensate for discrimination and to act as a deterrent.
Canada
14 Sep 2016
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B.C. And Canada Adopting Gender Identity And Gender Expression Human Rights Protections
Both the British Columbia and the Federal Government have recently introduced legislation to amend their respective human rights legislation to include gender identity and gender expression among the protected grounds of discrimination.
Canada
7 Sep 2016
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Bartender, Fired For Smoking Marijuana At Work, Loses Human Rights Complaint
A B.C. bartender has lost his human rights complaint after he was dismissed for smoking marijuana on shift.
Canada
11 Aug 2016
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Balancing Life’s Responsibilities: Canadian Human Rights Developments In The Accommodation Of Family Status
With an increase in the number of dual-income households in Canada, it is not surprising that employers are facing growing demands from workers for flexible work regimes that allow for the fulfillment of childcare obligations.
Canada
13 Feb 2015
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"If You Think Your Salary Is Low . . .": Employer’s Presentation Was "Offensive, Distasteful And Inappropriate As A Motivational Tool", But Not Illegal
An adjudicator has criticized an employer’s motivational presentation as "offensive, distasteful and inappropriate as a motivational tool", but found that it was not illegal.
Canada
12 Feb 2015
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Supreme Court Of Canada Explains Constitutional Right To Collective Bargaining
In a decision released January 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada once again revisited how much constitutional protection is afforded to the collective bargaining process.
Canada
27 Jan 2015
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Your Partners Are Not Your Employees: Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies The Application Of The Control/Dependency Test
John McCormick, an equity partner in the law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.
Canada
27 May 2014
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Human Rights Claims In The Ontario Courts – Now What?
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recently released its very first decision in a joint wrongful dismissal/discrimination action.
Canada
25 Nov 2013
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Reinstatement Of Employment Ordered - A Decade After Disability Leave Commenced
In a March 2013 decision that is likely to be challenged in the courts, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of an employee a decade after she went on disability leave, together with loss of wages from June 2003 until the date of reinstatement.
Canada
5 Apr 2013
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The Sweet Smell Of Human Rights: Tribunal Finds Employee Not Discriminated Against Due To Scent Sensitivities
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employee with a hypersensitivity to certain scents did not experience discrimination in employment as a result of her employer’s inability to snuff out all smells in the workplace.
Canada
28 Aug 2012
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Human Rights Tribunal Has No Jurisdiction To Hear Equity Partner’s Human Rights Complaint In British Columbia
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has unanimously held that the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal did not have jurisdiction to hear an age discrimination complaint.
Canada
24 Jul 2012
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When Does Information Become Personal?
Sensitivity to how personal information is collected, used and disclosed is growing. With this sensitivity has come a heightened awareness of the many privacy issues that can crop up when dealing with personal information.
Canada
21 Aug 2007
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The Availability Of Punitive Damages Arising From The Breach Of Human Rights Legislation
It has become common for wrongful dismissal litigation to include a tort claim such as intentional infliction of mental suffering, defamation or inducing a breach of contract.
Canada
24 Jul 2007
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Focus on Employment, Labour & Pensions - June 2006
The explosion of e-mail communication presents risks and opportunities for employers. Electronic files can be a goldmine of evidence against rogue employees – particularly when the employee believes the file to have been permanently deleted.
Canada
 
11 Jun 2006
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