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Age Discrimination and the Stripper

The CBC is reporting that a 44 year old Toronto area stripper has filed a Human Rights Code complaint, alleging her employer’s decision to dismiss her as part of a…

Religious Freedom, Human Rights, and Beards…again

We noted an interesting human rights case from Alberta recently in which an employee alleges that the employer’s rule requiring a clean-shaven face violates his religious freedom.  Here is a…

Starbucks and Discrimination: Part Deux

Starbucks and Discrimination: Part Deux

Since many of you expressed concern and dismay over Starbuck’s discriminatory job application form, I felt obliged to ask Starbucks to explain why they have illegal questions in their application…

Accommodation and the Case of Beard

Thanks to York employment law student Manav Karwal for pointing out an interesting human rights case from Alberta.   The employee is a Sikh.  When his employer, Syncrude Canada, ordered him to shave…

Starbucks and Discriminatory Application Form

While waiting for my coffee the other day, I scooped up a job application form sitting on the counter at Starbucks.  Apparently, they are hiring “baristas’.  The application form says,…

Student Blog: Harassment and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

In this first “Student Blog”, York student Shanthi Bala set out to solve a mystery we discussed in our Employment Law course.  We noted that, while “sexual orientation” is a…

Mandatory Drug Testing and the TTC

A story about the TTC proposing to introduce random drug testing of its unionized employees has been all over the media lately.  The union is resisting on the basis that…