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Discrimination of Foreign-trained Professionals: the ‘Canadian experience’

By , May 16, 2016 12:03 pm

Canada is a diverse country. Many people arrive here hoping to practice the profession in which they were trained abroad. However, there are often barriers to doing so. A recent decision out of Alberta considered this issue in The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta v. Milhaly, 2016 ABQB 61. The Case Mr. Continue Reading…

The Dreaded Performance Improvement Plan

By , May 9, 2016 10:13 am

We often receive calls from employees who have received a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). This can be a stressful time and employees may feel worried about their employment future. Understanding the law about performance issues and knowing how to respond to a PIP helps relieve some of the worry. Just Cause for Poor Performance Just Continue Reading…

Physical Assault and Trans Slurs Compensated With Only $15,000

By , May 3, 2016 11:25 am

Unlike several US states, in Ontario, individuals may use the washroom of their gender identity, not biology. Despite this protection, transgendered Ontarians continue to experience horrific treatment from some establishments. A recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”), illustrates the ongoing battle Trans persons face. The Case In Lewis v. Sugar Daddys Continue Reading…

Keeping Safe At Work

By , April 28, 2016 9:21 am

Today, April 28, is a National Day of Mourning across the country for workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work related incidents. For many of us, we spend the majority of our time at work. Five out of seven days a week are spent working. That’s a lot Continue Reading…

Housing providers reminded of their obligations under Human Rights Code

By , April 19, 2016 8:02 am

Although most human rights cases arise in the context of employment, according to the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”), people also have the right to equal treatment when buying, selling, renting or being evicted from an apartment, house, condominium or commercial property. A recent case from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) Continue Reading…

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