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Federal Accessibility Legislation Is Now In Force
The Accessible Canada Act - first introduced this time last year in Bill C-81 - received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019 and became law on July 11, 2019.
Canada
24 Jul 2019
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But I Didn't Mean To! Unintentional Discrimination Is Still Discrimination
A recent decision is an important reminder for employers to be careful in how they assess and treat candidates during the recruitment process.
Canada
18 Jul 2019
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Is Sex Addiction A Disability?
Can a unionized employee be fired for masturbating at work or is there a duty for the employer to accommodate this conduct as a sex addiction?
Canada
18 Jul 2019
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Extended Leave And Vacation Pay: Is Differentiating Between Classes Of Protected Employees Discriminatory?
Throughout the past years, arbitral case law has been marked by several decisions dealing with allegations of discrimination in contexts of granting or maintaining working conditions with a monetary impact following an extended absence from work.
Canada
11 Jul 2019
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Managing Disabilities: Does A Desire To Work Prevent An Employer From Terminating If The Employee Cannot Work?
Many employers struggle to manage disability leaves. It is particularly difficult when the employee wants to work, but their physician says there is no chance the employee can for the foreseeable future.
Canada
8 Jul 2019
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Significant Labour Relations Code & Employment Standards Act Amendments Impact All BC Businesses
The Spring Session of the BC Legislature ended on May 30, 2019 and both the Employment Standards Amendment Act and Labour Relations Code Amendment Act were proclaimed into law on that day.
Canada
6 Jun 2019
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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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What's In A Release Anyway?
A recent decision from Ontario's Court of Appeal (Swampillai v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, 2019 ONCA 201) confirms a release signed by an employee should only be overturned for unfairness ...
Canada
30 May 2019
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Government Publishes New Violence And Harassment Prevention Regulations For Federal Employers
The assessment must identify risks of harassment and violence in the workplace, and develop and implement preventive measures.
Canada
14 May 2019
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Discrimination In The Hiring Process: What Remedies Are Available To Candidates?
When tribunals allow a discrimination complaint pursuant to the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, they will usually order the defendant to pay moral and/or punitive damages and in some cases order the reinstatement of the plaintiff.
Canada
13 May 2019
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Proposed Federal Changes For Training Benefits, Pay Equity & More
Nearly four years ago, the Federal Government expressed a commitment to investing in the middle class, and creating "real change" for workers and their families.
Canada
2 May 2019
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You Need To Do More Than Just Say You Have Been Discriminated Against
One of the aims and objectives of the Employment Equity Act is to eliminate discrimination in the workplace.
South Africa
27 Mar 2019
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Federal Accessibility Legislation One Step Closer To Law
The Accessible Canada Act (Act), first introduced in June 2018 in Bill C-81, is now being considered by the Senate, and could soon be law.
Canada
11 Mar 2019
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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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Faced With Criminal Charges: To Suspend Or Not To Suspend Your Employee?
You learn that one of your employees is facing major criminal charges that appear to be related to his job. Do you suspend the employee?
Canada
5 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
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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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Making Sense Of Family Status Discrimination
The position required early morning work.
Canada
14 Jan 2019
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"Sex, Lies And Videotape" --Good Evidence?
An employer installs video surveillance in his office with the intent to catch any employees rifling through his private file cabinet. What is caught on tape is two employees doing something entirely different.
Canada
14 Jan 2019
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New Harassment And Violence Obligations To Be Added To Canada Labour Code
The Government of Canada has stated that it intends to bring the Act into force within two years following Royal Assent.
Canada
14 Jan 2019
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