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Family Status Discrimination – What Types Of Obligations Have To Be Accommodated?
The issue of discrimination on the basis of family status continues to be of interest to all employers, and one on which the appeal courts in Canada do not seem to be able to agree.
Canada
27 Mar 2019
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Bill 30 Update: Protecting Workers From Violence And Harassment Under Alberta's New Occupational Health And Safety ("OHS") Legislation
It has been two months since Bill 30 came into force and dramatically changed the legal landscape facing employers in the Province of Alberta.
Canada
6 Aug 2018
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Creating A Work Culture Free From Sexual Harassment
According to recent surveys conducted by Abacus Data and Insight West, more than half of adult women in Canada have experienced sexual harassment over their careers.
Canada
15 Feb 2018
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Discrimination In The Workplace – Who Can Be Liable?
The Supreme Court of Canada recently found that a B.C. worker can advance a harassment complaint under B.C.'s Human Rights Code (B.C. Code) against a person working for another company...
Canada
2 Jan 2018
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Court Of Appeal Decision Highlights Important Lessons On Settlement Agreements
On June 23, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal concluded that Jan Buterman was bound by a settlement he reached in relation to his complaint of discrimination.
Canada
12 Jul 2017
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Government Eliminates Limitation Periods On "Sexual Violence"
On May 4 new legislation came into force to amend the Limitations Act, RSA 2000, c L-12 ("Limitations Act").
Canada
19 Jun 2017
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Due Care Required In Manner Of Termination
Doyle, a Plant Supervisor and Health and Safety Coordinator, was sexually harassed by a work colleague who repeatedly made crude and licentious comments to her.
Canada
25 Apr 2017
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Federal Court Of Appeal Enforces Four-Point Test For Family Status
The issue of an employer's obligation when employees are requesting accommodation on the basis of family status continues to be a vexing one.
Canada
2 Aug 2016
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Innocent Absenteeism: A Reasonable End To Accommodation
Innocent absenteeism is absenteeism which results from the illness or disability of an employee.
Canada
15 Apr 2016
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How To Balance Family Status Accommodation Requests
Family Status discrimination is an emerging area of Human Rights law and Alberta employers are seeing an increase in requests for Family Status accommodation.
Canada
13 Apr 2016
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Working In The Northwest Territories – Where Are Your Workplace Harassment And Workplace Violence Policies?
In an earlier e-alert, we advised employers that the Safety Act of the Northwest Territories was substantively amended and went into effect on June 1, 2015.
Canada
13 Jan 2016
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Substance Use And The Workplace: More Considerations For Employer Accommodation Strategies
Developing and administering workplace policies on employee substance use is a difficult task for many employers in Canada.
Canada
25 Nov 2015
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What Is Needed For You To Have A "Disability" That Is Protected By Human Rights Legislation?
A decision rendered a few months ago by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has provided some helpful guidance on a question that frequently arises from our employer clients.
Canada
15 Sep 2015
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Taking To The Skies: The Supreme Court's Decision In Bombardier
The facts of Bombardier are somewhat unusual, and play a significant role in the Supreme Court of Canada's final ruling.
Canada
7 Aug 2015
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NWT Safety Regulations Impose New Requirements And Costs On Employers
On June 1, 2015, the Northwest Territories new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations ("Regulation") came into effect.
Canada
17 Jul 2015
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WCB Taking New View On Modified Work
A modified work program has long been a very useful tool for employers to reduce the impact of workplace injuries on operations and to limit the occurrence of lost-time injuries.
Canada
13 May 2015
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Sexual Assault In The Workplace - Radio Interview
Following the removal of two liberal MPs from Justin Trudeau's liberal caucus over allegations of sexual assault, and the ongoing Jian Ghomeshi affair
Canada
18 Nov 2014
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Bullied Teachers
Alberta Primetime interviewed Teresa Haykowsky regarding a recent case of bullying and harassment involving an Edmonton teacher and a junior high student.
Canada
1 May 2014
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Workplace Bullying And Harassment: To What Extent Does Workers’ Compensation Legislation Insulate Employers From Liability?
Employees who suffer mental distress by bullying or harassment in the workplace are barred from suing for damages if subject to workers’ compensation insurance.
Canada
18 Mar 2014
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Pre-Access Testing Rejected In Ontario
Drug and alcohol testing of employees in the construction industry continues to be an area of concern and constantly developing law for employers.
Canada
3 Sep 2013
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