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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…

Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?

Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?

The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario’s governing legal body for lawyers, is set to debate and vote today on whether to accredit the proposed law school at B.C.’s Trinity…

At last, the Human Rights Tribunal Gets it Right! Employers Can’t Pay Disabled Workers $1 per Hour

At last, the Human Rights Tribunal Gets it Right! Employers Can’t Pay Disabled Workers $1 per Hour

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, after a period of some confusion, has now sorted out that its a violation of the Human Rights Code for an employer to pay a…

Guest Blog by Michael Lynk: York University Made Correct Call on Accommodation

Guest  Blog by Michael Lynk: York University Made Correct Call on Accommodation

There has been an ongoing debate about a decision of a York University professor to refuse a religious accommodation request by a student to be exempted from an in-person group…

Ontario’s Latest Study on the Minimum Wage To Release Report Today: Some Background

Ontario’s Latest Study on the Minimum Wage To Release Report Today: Some Background

Yet another government study of the minimum wage is set to be released today.  This one is chaired by my friend and colleague Anil Verma of the University of Toronto.…

Can You Be Fired for Your Political Beliefs?

Can You Be Fired for Your Political Beliefs?

From January 2014. The Federal Tories are at it again.  Some obscure backbencher has proposed a Private Members’ Bill ‘with the full support of the Prime Minister’s Office’.  This is…

What if a Male Employee Refuses to Work with Female Coworkers Due to His Religion?

What if a Male Employee Refuses to Work with Female Coworkers Due to His Religion?

There’s a big brouhaha in the media this week about a professor at York University who refused a student’s request for religious accommodation in the performance of a group assignment…

Some Comments on the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act (Ontario)

Some Comments on the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act (Ontario)

The Ontario Liberals introduced a Bill yesterday targeting ‘vulnerable workers’.  It’s Bill 146, given the short title, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2013.  There was considerable media…