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Category: Discrimination

Changing an Employee’s Shifts After a Medical Leave is Discrimination

By , March 31, 2017 8:44 am

Many employees require a medical leave at some point during their career.  Often the difficult period begins when they return to work and are not supported. Employees have the right to accommodation to the point of undue hardship.  This means that the employer must make changes to the workplace that assist the employee to complete Continue Reading…

Are You Entitled to Damages if You are Harassed at Work?

By , March 17, 2017 10:22 am

The short answer is in some cases yes. Damages under the Ontario Human Rights Code You can obtain damages if you have been harassed because of your race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or because Continue Reading…

Your Rights as a Disabled Employee

By , March 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Employers have additional obligations towards disabled employees. In addition to rights under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, Ontario’s courts and administrative tribunals have awarded disabled employees special damages for shoddy treatment. If you have been disabled at work then you have numerous Continue Reading…

Privacy Rights and the Disclosure of Intimate Details

By , February 3, 2017 9:00 am

January 2016 saw the Ontario Superior Court find that publishing a private intimate video of another could result in damages. In January 2017, the same court re-opened the decision allowing that Defendant a second opportunity to present his Defence. The Case In Jane Doe 464533 v. N.D., the Defendant posted an intimate video of his Continue Reading…

Why Asking Your Employee to go Clubbing Could Cost You

By , January 26, 2017 10:33 am

I hope by now you know that sexual harassment at work is against the law. If not, please see here and here. Despite this, sexual harassment is still pervasive in our workplaces. Where managers and employers often get themselves into trouble is the area of sexual solicitation. The Human Rights Code informs us that employees Continue Reading…

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