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Stringent Test For Family Status Discrimination Confirmed By BC's Court of Appeal
Family status discrimination continues to be an area in which the law differs across Canada.
Canada
5 Jun 2019
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Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Employer Faces Competing Statutory Obligations
How does an employer balance its obligation to maintain a safe workplace for employees with its duty to accommodate an employee with serious mental health issues?
Canada
14 Mar 2019
3
Government Appoints New Expert Panel On Labour Standards
The federal government has established an independent Expert Panel to provide advice and conduct consultations on the modernization of labour standards in Part III of the Canada Labour Code.
Canada
12 Mar 2019
4
Dazed And Confused About Recreational And Medical Cannabis
Recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018.
Canada
8 Mar 2019
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Genetic Characteristics: A Developing Ground Of Discrimination
Employers should be mindful of a newly recognized form of discrimination that has captured the attention of legislators and the Canadian public: genetic discrimination.
Canada
5 Mar 2019
6
Statistical Correlation Not Enough To Sustain A Human Rights Complaint
The appeal of VANDU to the BC Supreme Court (BCSC) was successful.
Canada
18 Jan 2019
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Are You Making False Representations In Your Franchise Agreement?
All or almost all franchise agreements include clauses stating that the franchisor has not made any representations to the franchisee to induce it to enter into the contract,
Canada
16 Jan 2019
8
Making Sense Of Family Status Discrimination
The position required early morning work.
Canada
14 Jan 2019
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Terminating Employee Benefits At Age 65 Ruled Unconstitutional
For many years, even since the removal of mandatory retirement in Ontario, it has been permissible to deny benefits, pension, superannuation or group insurance plans or funds to employees over 65 ...
Canada
31 Oct 2018
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Student Working Conditions: Beware Of Disparities!
Many Canadian employers offer jobs to students during the summer. While some might think that hiring these young candidates on a temporary basis makes it possible to meet the higher workload caused by the summer holidays ...
Canada
16 Oct 2018
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Sexual Orientation Does Not Excuse Inappropriate Conduct
On that basis, the Tribunal ordered the complainant to pay costs to the District.
Canada
15 Oct 2018
12
Not All Questions Are Good Questions: Avoiding Discriminatory Interview Practices
The Commission ordered that she be granted the position.
Canada
15 Oct 2018
13
Canada Takes A Further Step To Combat International Human Rights Violations And Corruption
On October 4, 2017, the House of Commons has unanimously voted to pass Bill S-226, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (the "Act")...
Canada
11 Dec 2017
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SCC Denies Leave To Three Cases Holding That Statutory Limitations Apply To Aboriginal Claims
On June 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada refused leave to appeal in the cases of Chief John Ermineskin, et al v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, et al, Chief Victor Buffalo et al v...
Canada
3 Jul 2017
15
No More Human Rights Forum Shopping?
A few weeks ago, we reported on the recent decision in Baker v. Navistar Canada Inc., which confirmed that unionized employees are not able to bring employment claims to court.
Canada
30 Aug 2013
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The HR Space: Expansion Of Workplace Harassment And Violence Reprisal Complaints?
Most occupational health and safety statutes across Canada contain provisions that prohibit employer reprisals for workplace health and safety matters.
Canada
13 Jun 2013
17
Labour Relations Of A Stevedoring Undertaking Not Directly Subject To Federal Jurisdiction Says Supreme Court
On May 17, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a significant decision regarding division of powers in labour relations matters.
Canada
31 May 2012
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Class Action Not The Right Choice For Aboriginal Rights Claim
The BC Court of Appeal has overturned a BC Supreme Court decision to certify a class action regarding a claim for damages and declaratory relief associated with impacts on Aboriginal Rights from the regulation of aquaculture in the Broughton Archipelago.
Canada
17 May 2012
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Anvil Mining Ltd. v. Association Canadienne Contre l'Impunité
On January 24, 2012, the Québec Court of Appeal rejected an appeal on a motion made by the Association Canadienne Contre l'Impunité/Canadian Association Against Impunity (CAAI) to request the authorization to institute a class action proceeding against Anvil Mining Limited (Anvil) regarding its alleged complicity in the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Canada
30 Apr 2012
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Forced Landing Of Air Canada Pilots Over The Age of 60
On February 3, 2011, the Federal Court of Canada issued a decision in Vilven v. Air Canada, the prolonged legal battle of two Air Canada pilots who challenged the Company's mandatory retirement policy for pilots who reached the age of 60.
Canada
26 Sep 2011
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