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Real Pleadings: Explosive Lawsuit Alleging Systemic Discrimination in Public Service

Real Pleadings: Explosive Lawsuit Alleging Systemic Discrimination in Public Service

A Toronto Star story today describes an interesting lawsuit filed by two women employed in the Ontario public service who allege a pattern of systemic discrimination against black employees dating…

Real Pleadings: General Motor’s Successful Illegal Strike Application Against Unifor

Real Pleadings:   General Motor’s Successful Illegal Strike Application Against Unifor

February 26 2019 The Ontario Labour Relations Board issued a “bottom line” decision today ruling that Unifor and some of its officials acted unlawfully by engaging in an illegal strike…

REAL PLEADINGS: MOL Sued for Failing to Inform Employee of Contractual Rights

REAL PLEADINGS: MOL Sued for Failing to Inform Employee of Contractual Rights

The Ontario Ministry of Labour offers a service called Employment Standards Information Centre that provides telephone advise to workers who have questions about their entitlements under the Employment Standards Act.…

Real Pleadings: Air Canada Pilots’ Charter Challenge Includes Claim That Unfit Pilots Are Flying Under Threat of Fine

Real Pleadings: Air Canada Pilots’ Charter Challenge Includes Claim That Unfit Pilots Are Flying Under Threat of Fine

The latest in a growing series of Charter challenges dealing with the right to collective bargaining and to strike was just filed.  Already in the works are Charter challenges by…

Saskatchewan Appeals Ruling Finding Charter Protects Right to Strike

Saskatchewan Appeals Ruling Finding Charter Protects Right to Strike

It is no surprise at all that the Saskatchewan government exercised today its right to appeal the decision of Justice Ball issues last month.  The government had until today to…

Is it Religious Discrimination to Force Employee to Wear a “666″ Sticker?

Is it Religious Discrimination to Force Employee to Wear a “666″ Sticker?

Great discrimination lawsuit out of the U.S. about whether it is unlawful discrimination to insist that a Christian employee wear a sticker with “666″ on it.  ”666″ is  the sign…

Real Pleadings: Janitors File Unfair Labour Practice Complaint Against U. of Alberta Contractor

I noted a couple of days a story out of Edmonton involving a University of Alberta cleaning contractor named Bee Clean who is alleged by the Service Employees International Union…

Real Pleadings: Discrimination in Dean Search at Windsor Law?

Real Pleadings:  Discrimination in Dean Search at Windsor Law?

Things are getting ugly at Windsor Law School. One of two short-listed candidates for the Dean position has filed an explosive complaint under the Human Rights Code alleging that racial…

Real Pleadings: Walmart Sues UFCW for Using its Logo & Slogans

Real Pleadings: Walmart Sues UFCW for Using its Logo & Slogans

A couple of months ago, the media got wind of a lawsuit filed by Walmart against the Canadian United Food and Commercial Workers seeking an injunction to stop the union…

Real Pleadings: Did Canadian Law Firm Discriminate Against a Female Partner?

Back from summer break, I begin a fresh season of employment law blogging with a new edition of my Real Pleadings feature involving an explosive case working its way through…

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