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Jan 5, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Time’s Up! New AODA requirements became effective January 1, 2017

When the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) was passed back in 2005 the deadlines seemed far off in the future;...

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Oct 8, 2015

AODA – New Deadlines are Fast Approaching, and so is a Compliance Audit

As most employers are already aware, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) was passed in 2005 and br...

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Apr 23, 2015

$25K Awarded Against Restaurant Owner who Prevented Employee from Serving Employee’s Mother Because of Service Animal

On November 4, 2014, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) found that a restaurant owner discriminated against a customer (CC)...

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Jan 15, 2015

The Employer Case for Effective Disability Management

In the last couple of years, employers and organizations have seen their costs associated with employee absenteeism skyrocket.  Absenteeism in...

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Dec 18, 2014

AODA Compliance Deadlines: January 1, 2015 Requirements

Further to our blog on October 9, 2014, this is just a reminder that the clock is ticking and organizations will be expected to be in compliance wi...

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Oct 9, 2014

Is Your Organization AODA Compliant?

As most employers and human resources professionals are aware, the Ontario government enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act...

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Aug 7, 2014

Ontario Human Rights Commission Release New Policy on Mental Disabilities and Addictions

On June 14th, 2014, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) issued a new policy entitled, Policy on preventing discriminatio...

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Mar 13, 2014

Compliance with AODA does not Necessarily Insulate Employers from Human Rights Liability

Since the adoption of the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”), many employers have raised questions of whet...

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Jan 23, 2014

By Brian Silva

2013 IN REVIEW – A Look Back at the Cases and Legislative Changes that Impacted your Workplace

2013 saw a number of important decisions and legislative changes in the area of labour and employment law.    Over the course of the...

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