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Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Cross-Reference to The Law of Work Book This entry relates to the scope of the definition of Disability and Sex discrimination under Human Rights Law, which is explored in Chapter…

Look! This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus!

Look!  This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus!

I’m goofing around with my Employment Law class, discussing the whacky, incoherent, exclusions from employment standards legislation in this country.  It’s always fun. Try your hand at this fun game…

With Power Comes Responsibility, Tim Hortons Learns

With Power Comes Responsibility, Tim Hortons Learns

November 10 2015 Cross-reference to  Law of Work text:   Chapter 2: The Law of What? Employment, Self-Employment, and Everything in Between With power comes responsibility.  Is that from Spiderman? The location of…

The Top LLM Program in Labour and Employment Law is Starting Soon

The Top LLM Program in Labour and Employment Law is Starting Soon

We are gearing up now for a new cohort of students in our Osgoode Hall Law School specialist LLM degree in labour and employment law, which will begin in Winter…

Professor Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law) Gives Annual Innis Christie Lecture

Professor Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law) Gives Annual Innis Christie Lecture

The 5th Annual Innis Christie Lecture on Labour and Employment Law was presented last fall at Dalhouse Law School in Halifax.  The keynote speaker was my friend Cynthia Estlund of NYU Law…

Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Has the Court Read Out the Federal Reinstatement Power?

Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Has the Court Read Out the Federal Reinstatement Power?

Original Post: February 23, 2015 Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a surprise decision, ruling that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in Section 240-246 of the Canada Labour Code…

Guest Blog: Professor Lynk’s Top 5 Work Law Cases of 2014

Guest Blog:  Professor Lynk’s Top 5 Work Law Cases of 2014

February 3, 2015 Professor Michael Lynk’s (Western Law) annual “Top Cases of the Year” is a popular feature on the Law of Work Blog.  True, we are into February 2015, but…

Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

Originally published on October 14, 2014 An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra…

Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Cases

Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Cases

Ever sent a quick text to someone without really thinking too carefully about the implications of what you are saying? It is now commonplace for text messages to be entered…

It’s Mostly Women Who Will Pay for Hudak’s ’100,000 Job Losses’ Plan

It’s Mostly Women Who Will Pay for Hudak’s ’100,000 Job Losses’ Plan

Many of my students aren’t even aware that there is an election looming in Ontario.  That’s hardly surprising given the low voter turnout generally in the 18-25 age bracket.  But…