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Harassment: Understanding, Recognizing And Addressing It In The Workplace
Have you heard statements like these thrown around casually by both employers and employees: "My boss harassed me at work today to finish my project";
Canada
10 Sep 2019
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No Obligation To Accommodate Employee "Wishes"
An Ontario court recently confirmed that an employee's desire to return to work does not on its own trigger a duty to accommodate
Canada
24 Jul 2019
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Is Your Former Employee's Release Enforceable?
In Dumitrache v. Glenlyon-Norfolk School Society, 2019 BCHRT 68 ("Dumitrache"), the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal dismissed
Canada
4 Jul 2019
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Sexual Harassment Class Action
The B.C. Court of Appeal released a decision last week on Lewis v. WestJet Airlines Ltd., a case we reported on our blog last May.
Canada
5 Mar 2019
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BC Court Of Appeal Affirms Stricter Standard For Finding Of Family Status Discrimination
On February 18, British Columbians will join Canadians in several other provinces to celebrate Family Day
Canada
21 Feb 2019
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Top 5 Tips For Preventing Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
Employers are increasingly concerned about preventing sexual harassment in the workplace – not only to ensure that all workers ...
Canada
12 Feb 2019
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Apology And Gift Card Make Human Rights Complaint Go Away
Brianne Duke filed a BC Human Rights Tribunal complaint, 2018 BCHRT 283, that when shopping at a grocery store operated by Sobey's in Burnaby, she was approached by an employee who told her inappropriate jokes...
Canada
23 Jan 2019
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Have You Reviewed Your Workplace Bullying And Harassment Policy Lately?
The new year brings an opportunity for reflection on the past year with a view to making improvements moving forward.
Canada
16 Jan 2019
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Forthcoming Amendments To The Canada Labour Code
Last week we posted, "Changes to Labour Relations Code Proposed in New Report".
Canada
7 Nov 2018
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Understanding Age Discrimination In British Columbia
Last month, human rights issues hit the headlines as former employees of IBM Corp. have filed a class action lawsuit in the United States alleging age discrimination.
Canada
8 Oct 2018
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Caveat Dominus - Let The Employer Beware: Vicarious Liability In The Age Of #MeToo
Tort law allows complainants to sue for damages for harm visited upon them by another.
Canada
31 Jul 2018
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Employer Liability At Shared Worksites Expanding: SCC Appears To Extend Schrenk To Occupational Health & Safety
In a pair of recent decisions originating from British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada appears to be putting employers on notice that their responsibilities and liabilities may extend beyond their own front door.
Canada
8 Jun 2018
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Class Action For Workplace Sexual Harassment Allowed To Proceed
A former flight attendant of WestJet, Mandalena Lewis, has commenced a class action lawsuit on behalf of a proposed class of WestJet employees, alleging that the company breached its promise to provide...
Canada
14 May 2018
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Bullying And Harassment In The Workplace: Check Your Policies
Last week, we discussed a recent Ontario case where four former employees of Soulpepper Theatre filed sexual harassment suits alleging sexual touching, groping and harassment over a period 13 years
Canada
19 Jan 2018
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SCC Expands Employment Protection Under BC Human Rights Code
In 15th December 2017's Supreme Court of Canada decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and Schrenk, a split court held that British Columbia's Human Rights Code provides protection to employees from the discriminatory conduct of persons unrelated to their own employer, provided that the discriminatory conduct arose in their employment setting.
Canada
11 Jan 2018
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Weinstein, #TimesUp, #MeToo, #WhyWeWearBlack: a Top-Down Approach to Promoting Respectful Workplace Culture
Weinstein, #TimesUp, #MeToo, #WhyWeWearBlack. Sexual harassment in the workplace is being talked about more than ever, and the Hollywood movement has shone a particular light on how power imbalance may lead to vulnerable workers being taken advantage of
Canada
11 Jan 2018
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SCC Upholds Decision Of The Alberta Human Rights Commission That Dismissal Of Cocaine-Addicted Worker Was Not Discriminatory
In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a decision of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal which found that the termination of an employee in a safety-sensitive environment who tested positive for cocaine ...
Canada
26 Jun 2017
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BC Human Rights Code Amended To Include "Gender Identity And Expression"
The amendment adds a prohibition against discrimination on the basis of "gender identity and expression" in addition to the existing grounds of "sex" and "sexual orientation".
Canada
27 Jul 2016
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Opinion: Workplaces Need Clear Harassment Policies And Procedures For Addressing Problems
In a professional work environment, there is only one thing that is worse than losing one's job — losing one's reputation.
Canada
17 Dec 2015
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Who Is An "Employee" Under The British Columbia Human Rights Code?
The Supreme Court of Canada has provided some important guidance regarding who qualifies as an "employee" under the British Columbia Human Rights Code.
Canada
23 May 2014
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