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Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Renders Landmark Costs Award Against Complainant
Former contractor's unsupported discrimination complaint viewed as an abuse of human rights process;
Canada
10 Jul 2019
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Human Rights Tribunal Renders Landmark Costs Award Against Complainant
In Facey v Bantrel Management Services Co., 2019 AHRC 4 the Alberta Human rights Tribunal made a watershed costs award against a complainant
Canada
17 Jun 2019
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Recent Developments In Family Status Accommodation: A Three-Headed Monster Of Approaches?
Recent cases dealing with the protected human rights ground of "family status" provide employers with some additional guidance.
Canada
14 Jun 2019
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Ontario Court Of Appeal: No Independent Tort Of Harassment … Yet
Merrifield v The Attorney General, 2019 ONCA 205, represents the first case in which a Canadian appellate court has considered whether a common law tort of harassment exists.
Canada
1 Apr 2019
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The #MeToo Movement And Interim Measures
In Ryerson University and Ryerson Faculty Association, a recent case out of Ontario, an arbitrator was asked to consider the appropriateness of interim measures imposed on an employee ...
Canada
21 Feb 2019
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Bill 21 – An Act To Protect Patients
In June of 2018, Alberta Health issued a Discussion Document indicating that the Government was considering amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) to better protect patients from sexual abuse by health professionals.
Canada
23 Nov 2018
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Bill 21 – An Act To Protect Patient
In June of 2018, Alberta Health issued a Discussion Document indicating that the Government was considering amendments to the Health Professions Act to better protect patients from sexual abuse by health professionals.
Canada
12 Nov 2018
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Case Summary: Zando v Ali
A damage assessment of $175,000 plus $25,000 for punitives for a single instance of sexual assault upon a colleague
Canada
9 Nov 2018
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'Clearly Separate': Workplace Sexual Misconduct Not Captured By Employment Release
Ontario court finds sexual harassment of one employee against another was not connected to employment
Canada
4 Sep 2018
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"Clearly Separate": Workplace Sexual Misconduct Not Captured By Employment Release
In the recent decision of Watson v. The Governing Council of the Salvation Army of Canada, 2018 ONSC 1066, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held an employee's claim for sexual harassment...
Canada
22 Aug 2018
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Protection From Discrimination In Employment – To Infinity And Beyond
At the end of last year, the Supreme Court of Canada, in the highly anticipated decision of British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62 ("Shrenk"), addressed the following important issue: How far does protection from discrimination in the area of employment extend?
Canada
23 Feb 2018
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Failure To Investigate Not Fatal To Just Cause Termination
The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench's recent decision in Watkins v Willow Park Golf Course, 2017 ABQB 541, centers around a case of a supervisor who developed unreturned romantic feelings for another employee.
Canada
26 Oct 2017
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Legalized Recreational Marijuana In Alberta - Is Your Workplace Prepared?
On April 13, 2017, the federal government tabled two new cannabis-related bills before Parliament, Bill C-45: An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act...
Canada
6 Oct 2017
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Importance Of Clear Guidelines And Policies
The Court upheld the Discipline Committee's decision. Notably, the Court determined that the College's guidelines and policies constituted official advice.
Canada
27 Sep 2017
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SCC Finds No Discrimination For Terminating Employee In Alberta Drug Addiction Case
On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp. and upheld the Alberta Court of Appeal's ruling that an employer can terminate an employee...
Canada
4 Jul 2017
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Restoring the Balance: Lessons from the Human Rights Appeal of Mihaly v Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta 2016 ABQB 61
We had earlier provided clients with a brief summary of the Mihaly decision in an e-blast sent out on January 27, 2016.[1] This article is a follow-up and includes some of the top lessons for regulators and their legal counsel.
Canada
26 Apr 2016
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Gender Identity And Gender Expression Are Now Prohibited Grounds Of Discrimination Under The Alberta Human Rights Act
As of December 11, 2015, gender identity and gender expression are prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Canada
11 Feb 2016
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Alberta Court Determines APEGA's Registration Examinations Are Not Discriminatory
Mr. Ladislav Mihaly was born and educated as an engineer in the former Czechoslovakia. After immigrating to Canada, Mr. Mihaly applied to APEGA for registration as a Professional Engineer.
Canada
11 Feb 2016
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When Is An Employee's Disability A Factor In His Dismissal?
On June 30, 2015, the Court of Appeal of Alberta released its decision in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2015 ABCA 225 ("Stewart") and clarifying what constitutes discrimination.
Canada
19 Oct 2015
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Harassing Comments Are No Joke: Employer Ordered To Pay Employee $7,500
Mohamud v. Canadian Dewatering (2006) Ltd., 2015 AHRC 16, is a recent decision of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. This
Canada
19 Oct 2015
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