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Category: Training

Is Your Organization Compliant with AODA? It Should Be. Here’s Why

By , November 27, 2017 5:29 pm

Did you know that employers with 20 or more employees are required to file a report with the Ontario government confirming they have complied with their obligations under the Accessibility with Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) by December 31, 2017? Employment Standard This regulation under AODA applies to all employers. It  requires an employer to Continue Reading…

Employer Update: Additional Legal Information on Three Important Employment Law Developments

By , June 12, 2017 9:22 am

Every two weeks, I blog about a recent development in employment law or human rights law. Twenty-six blogs a year means there are a lot of new developments but I do not write about all of the changes in the employment law field each year. I think employers currently need enhanced legal information on three Continue Reading…

Restaurant who refuses to serve customer with a service dog ordered to pay $ 2500 in general damages

By , May 31, 2016 9:59 am

Obligations to Train Employees On Human Rights Issues We often represent employers and employees who have human rights issues. It is a rather complex area of the law, especially cases involving individuals with disabilities. For more blogs on the rights of disabled employees, click here. An employer has obligations towards disabled employees under the Ontario Continue Reading…

Where there’s a will, there’s a bill: Ontario’s proposed Sexual Harassment Law

By , November 19, 2015 10:22 am

Where there’s a will, there’s a bill: Ontario’s proposed Sexual Harassment Law On October 27, 2015, the Ontario government tabled its Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act  (“Bill 132”) which, among other things, amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act. (“OHSA”).  Bill 132 must receive second and third reading and proclamation before it becomes law. Given Continue Reading…

Requiring a Person with a Service Animal to Wait at a Mall Entrance for Four Minutes Costs Mall Owner $ 1000

By , October 22, 2015 10:15 am

Requiring a Person with a Service Animal to Wait at a Mall Entrance for Four Minutes Costs Mall Owner $ 1000 A Vice-Chair of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (OHRT) in Sprague v RioCan Empress Walk recently ordered RioCan to pay a lawyer with a service dog $ 1000 in damages for making him wait Continue Reading…

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