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Category: Training

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…

Some of Ontario’s Mandatory Training Requirements

By , October 6, 2015 10:02 am

In recent years, the Ontario government has imposed several new mandatory training requirements on employers carrying on business in Ontario. As an employment lawyer who advises employers of all sizes I see that employers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up to date on these obligations. This blog summarizes some of the mandatory training Continue Reading…

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