Harassment in the Workplace

By , August 14, 2015 2:27 pm

Recently, a Panam /Para Panam manager filed a lawsuit against multiple parties including former Ontario premier David Peterson alleging sexual harassment. As reported by the Globe and Mail, Ximena Morris alleges that she was harassed and then demoted following a complaint to human resources. What is Harassment? Ontario employees are protected against harassment and sexual Continue Reading…

How to Get Paid After Resignation

By , August 12, 2015 3:40 pm

Recently, The Globe and Mail reported that the former President of UBC, Arvind Gupta, who stepped down from his position last week, will receive his full annual salary while on leave next school year. Mr. Gupta’s resignation and the payment he will receive reveals how some employees may be entitled to compensation after resigning their Continue Reading…

Addiction, Human Rights and Employment

By , August 10, 2015 3:59 pm

A recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision sheds light on the interaction between human rights, addiction, and health and safety. The Decision The Alberta Court of Appeal upheld the termination for cause of an employee who suffered from an addition to cocaine. In that case, the employer had a policy in place where an employee Continue Reading…

Competing Human Rights Update – Porter Airlines

By , July 30, 2015 8:16 am

As Canada continues to diversify, service providers continue to be faced with new challenges in their obligation to balance the needs and human rights of their customers. Issue at Porter Airlines This issue of competing human rights was recently highlighted in this story. A female passenger flying with Porter Airlines was asked by a flight Continue Reading…

Genetic Information and Discrimination

By , July 9, 2015 8:44 am

On June 9, 2015, Peter MacKay, the then Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced legislative changes aimed at protecting Canadians from discrimination on the basis of genetic information. What Rights are currently protected?  Currently, the human rights of employees who work in Ontario for a provincially regulated company are protected by the Continue Reading…

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