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Discrimination and Language

I read a recent Ontario Human Rights tribunal case in which the Tribunal dismissed a complaint by a worker who had alleged discrimination when she was fired during the training…

Discrimination on the Basis of Pregnancy

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled this week that an employer violated the Code when it fired an employee immediately upon learning she was pregnant.  I’ll post the decision once…

Another Human Rights Violator?: York University

 I’ve already done posts on Starbucks, Coach, and Cara.  Now, I’ve learned that York University (my own employer) is also asking questions in the job recruitment process that seem highly…

Another Human Rights Violater: Cara

Another Human Rights Violater:  Cara

We play a game in my Employment Law course where we look at job application forms that students bring in and search for unlawful questions.  In the past, we have…

Discrimination and the Abercrombie “Look” Police

Discrimination and the Abercrombie “Look” Police

   I’ve never been into an Abercrombie & Finch store.  But apparently if I did, I might be met with shirtless young men and a group of “young and beautiful women”,…

Is calling an employee “boobie girl” sexual harassment?

A curious little decision was released this month by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal involving sexual harassment under the Human Rights Code.  In Schmor v. Stone Church Vineyards, an employee…

Dismissing Pregnant Women

There’s a story in the Toronto Star today about an upswing in incidents of employers dismissing pregnant women.  A theme in the piece is that employers are using the economic…

Must My Employer Pay Me When I Miss Work to Observe a Religious Holiday?

This is an issue we discuss in my employment law course.  In Canada, we have a number of ‘statutory’ holidays, many of which are based historically on Christian holy days…

Is Firing Someone for Being Criminally Charged a Breach of the Human Rights Code?

Can an employer dismiss (or refuse to hire)  a person who has been charged with a criminal offense?  That is the issue the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal will soon decide…

The Turban and the Hard Hat Again

The Turban and the Hard Hat Again

      Law students likely recall Bhinder v. CNR, a Supreme Court case from 1985 in which the Court ruled that a rule requiring a Sikh to wear a hardhat (and therefore…