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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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Court Disregards Release Where Settlement "Unconscionable"
The Ontario Superior Court recently allowed an employee to proceed with claims against his former employer regarding long-term disability insurance, even though he had signed a release in exchange for a severance package when his employment ended.
Canada
7 Sep 2018
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Standard Release Language May Not Protect Against Sexual Harassment Allegations
The Ontario Superior Court recently found that sexual harassment does not necessarily "arise out of" the employment relationship, even when it is perpetrated by another employee at the workplace.
Canada
4 Jul 2018
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Bill 148 Is Now Law
Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017. This means that the Bill has passed and is now law.
Canada
2 Jan 2018
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Working Notice Inappropriate For Employees Who Cannot Work
The Ontario Superior Court recently awarded an employee on leave due to disability, damages representing the salary he would have earned had he been able to work during the working notice period ...
Canada
18 Dec 2017
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Court Of Appeal Rules On Employers Obligations To Protect Employees From Harassment And Violence When They Are Away From The Workplace
In Rainy River (Town) v Olsen, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's ruling that a citizen's harassing behaviour toward members of city council did not fall within the ambit of the Occupational...
Canada
18 Sep 2017
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Avoid Procedural Missteps When Accommodating Mental Disabilities In The Workplace
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has heard many cases brought by injured workers against the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board ("WSIB").
Canada
1 Sep 2017
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Is It Work-Related? Novel Workers' Compensation Decisions Deal With Harassment And Assault
It may seem fairly obvious when a worker breaks her leg "in the course of employment". However, injuries and illnesses related to bullying and harassment have drawn significant attention in recent years...
Canada
24 May 2017
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Hindsight Is 20/20 – Employer Obligations Under The Workplace Violence Provisions Of The Occupational Health And Safety Act
Employers across the province are likely aware that they have a duty to take certain steps to protect their employees from violence in the workplace.
Canada
26 Oct 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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It Takes Two To Tango: Superior Court Rules On Employees' Duty To Facilitate In The Accommodation Process
Employers have a duty to accommodate employees with disabilities to the point of undue hardship, including facilitating the return to work of employees who require disability-related accommodation.
Canada
27 May 2016
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Yes, The AODA Applies To Construction Employers
A common misconception among construction employers is that the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA") only consists of the Customer Service Standard and does not apply to construction employers.
Canada
7 Apr 2016
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No Room Left For Doubt: Ontario Introduces New Workplace Harassment Obligations
Workplace harassment has been at the forefront of labour and employment law over the past several years, particularly in relation to the employer's duty to investigate.
Canada
7 Apr 2016
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Federal Court Of Appeal Rules On When Federal Employers Must Appoint A Workplace Violence Investigator
The Canadian law on workplace violence and harassment continues to develop, particularly in relation to the duty to investigate.
Canada
30 Mar 2016
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AODA: Overcoming Common Pitfalls
Most employers are now familiar with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA").
Canada
14 Mar 2016
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2015 In Review: Developments In Canadian Labour And Employment Law
2015 was a busy year for those following developments in labour and employment law.
Canada
19 Jan 2016
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Ontario Government Ramps Up AODA Enforcement - Is Your Organization Compliant?
The Ontario Government announced an audit blitz this fall pertaining to compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA").
Canada
3 Dec 2015
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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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