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Category: Health & Safety

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…

Will the WSIB Finally Allow Mental Stress Claims? 

By , December 12, 2016 12:46 pm

Many employees who are injured or become ill because of their job may claim for benefits from the Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). If the claim is successful, WSIB benefits may include compensation for lost earnings, future economic loss, or health care benefits. While mental health issues are becoming more prevalent, it continues to Continue Reading…

Is Asking About Age in an Interview Discrimination?

By , November 10, 2016 9:34 am

The Toronto Star recently reported that a 55 year old woman alleges that the Toronto Police Services (“TPS”) refused to hire her as a police officer due to her age. The Law According to the Ontario Human Rights Code, all employees have a right to be free from discrimination on 16 grounds, including sex, disability and age. Continue Reading…

When Rights Conflict: Religious Belief vs. Equality

By , November 1, 2016 12:22 pm

The Toronto Star recently reported that a Toronto Police Service Chaplin stated online that “a woman should be ‘obedient’ to her husband at all times and must not refrain from intimacy without a ‘valid excuse.’” Once again, it appears that religious rights and women’s rights are in conflict in Ontario. The Law Ontarians are protected by the Continue Reading…

Sexual Harassment Found Even Though No Criminal Charges

By , August 26, 2016 8:20 am

As we have previously reported, employees may recover substantial damages from sexual harassment in the workplace. In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“the Tribunal”) awarded damages to an employee who was sexually harassed in a Barrie restaurant even though the criminal investigation lead to no charges. The Case In Granes v. Continue Reading…

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