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Is Science Centre Discriminating Against Muggles?

Blimey, the Ontario Science Centre is planning a Harry Potter exhibit! And it is hiring staff for the exhibit, including people who will wander the exhibit carrying 10 pound lanterns…

Racial Slurs by Employer Breach Human Rights Code

A story in the Toronto Star today describes a decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal involving a complaint of outrageous racial slurs at a trucking company.  The actual decision…

Employer Files Human Rights Complaint Against B.C. Port Union

Employer Files Human Rights Complaint Against B.C. Port Union

An employer’s association representing employers in Vancouver’s ports has filed a human rights complaint against the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 500 alleging discrimination and harassment of female union…

CIBC Guilty of Age Discrimination Against 42 Year Old

CIBC Guilty of Age Discrimination Against 42 Year Old

A British employment law tribunal has ruled that the CIBC dismissed a 42 year old executive in its London office in order to replace him with a ‘younger’ less experienced (read…

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…