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Nov 27, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Human Rights Commission Highlights Employers’ Duties to Prevent Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a topic that is permeating the social consciousness more than ever since allegations against a prominent CBC ...

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Nov 20, 2014

Is it Discriminatory to Fire an Employee because of Poor English Proficiency?

Many employers grapple with the issue of how to approach or deal with employees who have trouble communicating proficiently in English, particularl...

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Oct 23, 2014

Key Human Rights Decision Upheld by Divisional Court

The Divisional Court recently upheld one of the most noteworthy Ontario Human Rights decisions of 2013 in which the Tribunal ordered the reins...

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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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Jun 19, 2014

Human Rights Tribunal finds there is No Duty to Investigate Absent Discrimination

On February 24, 2014, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) issued its decision in Scaduto v. Insurance Search Bureau, ...

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May 29, 2014

By Rob Boswell

Ontario Court of Appeal: Wal-Mart Liable for the Bullying of an Employee by her Store Manager

Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued its decision in the case of Meredith Boucher v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp and Jason Pinnock. We discu...

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May 15, 2014

Federal Court of Appeal Confirms Employer Obligation to Accommodate Childcare Needs

The notion that an employer could or should be responsible for ensuring that parents can access childcare is likely a daunting proposition for many...

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May 8, 2014

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal Awards Unprecedented $75,000 for Injury to Dignity and Nearly 500k in Total Damages

In keeping with the trend of rapidly increasing damage awards for human rights violations in the employment context (as blogged about by CCPartners...

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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

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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Jan 2, 2014

By Mike MacLellan

Restaurant Owners Ordered to pay $100,000 to Three Employees for Human Rights Violations

On December 4, 2013, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario rendered a decision awarding a large sum in damages, continuing the trend that has been s...

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