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Discrimination in the Workplace

1st Dec 2017

An employer has the duty to accommodate an employee that is negatively impacted by a workplace policy or requirement due to disability up to the point of undue hardship. This alone is a high standard … Read More

2nd Nov 2017

Employers should be familiar with the concept of frustrated contracts in employment law. Frustration considers what the parties (employer and employee) could reasonably contemplate at the time the employment agreement was made. Put simply, when … Read More

26th Sep 2017

Question: I am being bullied at work by my boss. What do I do?  She yells at me daily. She has asked me things like; can you read? Are you deaf? Are you dyslexic? Do you … Read More

18th Sep 2017

Ethnic discrimination occurs when an employee is treated different than his or her colleagues based on their ethnicity in a manner that is unfair. A person’s ethnicity refers to the national, cultural or religious group(s) … Read More

It is exceedingly important that businesses have clear policies and procedures in place to address workplace violence, which comply with the statutes that govern workplace violence – including the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.  … Read More

11th Sep 2017

After several attendees of last month’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., were outed on social media and then quickly fired, Canadian employers are asking, “Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for dismissal?” … Read More

4th Aug 2017

Under human rights law, individuals that suffer from addiction are protected under prohibited grounds of discrimination. For this reason, any policy that has an adverse effect on employees with addictions will have to be a … Read More

1st Aug 2017

It may not be well known, but there are instances where domestic violence is an issue of workplace health and safety. There is situation, therefore, where it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure an … Read More

20th Jun 2017

It may be commonly perceived that unacceptable conduct in relation the workplace only extends as far as the physical workplace or workplace events. Although questionable in certain circumstances, when the misconduct involves sexual harassment and … Read More

7th Jun 2017

Employers must treat criminal record checks similarly to other protected grounds of discrimination such as race, religion and so forth. A criminal conviction for which a person has been pardoned is a protected ground of … Read More