The Federal Court has recently ruled that the Canadian Human Rights Act (the Act) does not include a stand-alone right to procedural accommodation. In a recent application to the Federal Court, the Canadian International Development Agency requested that the Court overturn a decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. The Tribunal had allowed a complaint […]
For all public sector employees with 50 or more employees, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires that the following employment-related standards be in place by January 1, 2014: ensure that performance management, career develop-ment and job changes are accessible to employees; inform staff about policies for supporting employees with disabilities; provide training to […]
In a previous edition of EMPlawyers Update, we made our readers aware of the potential new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act). On November 15, 2013, existing Regulation 780/94 – Training Programs was revoked and the new Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation […]
In a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada, Alberta privacy legislation that prohibited the capture and publicizing of workers crossing a picket-line was declared invalid as a disproportionate restriction on freedom of expression. During a 300-day labour relations dispute, an Alberta casino employed replacement workers. As the Union picketed the casino, it took […]
Convictions for criminal negligence under the Criminal Code have become all the more onerous for business owners after the Ontario Court of Appeal levied a $750,000 fine against a business owner late last year. In a prior edition of EMPlawyers Update, we informed our readers of the tragic events of the R. v. Metron Construction […]
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