Discrimination

  • Kent Employment Law Highlighted in Triple Pundit Article on Canadian B Corps (Oct 2017)

    … Canadian B Corps Stand Against Hate and Discrimination in the Workplace By Melissa Schweyer (for Triple Pundit) In a recent article for Triple Pundit highlighting four Canadian B Corps taking a stand against discrimination and hate, Melissa Schweyer speaks to Trevor Thomas about Kent Employment Law’s values and our commitment to diversity and inclusion. You can read the full article here! The post Kent Employment Law Highlighted in Triple Pundit Article on Canadian B Corps (Oct 2017) appeared first on . …

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  • When Hugging Becomes Harassment

    … to sexual harassment. How does the law protect workers from unwanted touching on the job? Two recent human rights decisions out of BC and Ontario offer some guidance. But first, some background on workplace sexual harassment, from the Supreme Court of Canada… In Janzen v Platy Enterprises Ltd., Canada’s highest court explained that: sexual harassment…

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  • Second Circuit clarifies ratios in pregnancy case

    … adversely affected, then it has undoubtedly imposed a significant burden on its pregnant employees – it has burdened the only one it has. Contrary to the defendants’ implication, an employer cannot justify pregnancy discrimination by relying upon the fact that pregnant employees constitute an insignificant part of its workforce.” Legg v. Ulster County Tags: discrimination, pregnancy …

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  • What is a Disability: Guidance for the Workplace

    … human rights laws apply in practice. The Ontario case of Mou v. MHPM A recent decision out of Ontario (which received significant media attention) addressed one of these questions when it considered the meaning of “disability” under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Like the British Columbia Human Rights Code, Ontario’s human rights legislation…

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  • Discrimination at its essence

    … about the dignitary – some would say spiritual – injury inflicted when one is judged or treated differently because of skin color, race, age, gender or religion. The plaintiffs in Hassan claimed that they were targets of a wide-ranging surveillance program that the New York City Police Department (the “NYPD”) began in the wake of the September 11…

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  • To politely correct the Third Circuit

    …….” In fact, however, proof that an employer’s reasons are false is strong circumstantial evidence of retaliation. The Third Circuit has long held that summary judgment is improper when the plaintiff contradicts the core facts underlying an employer’s termination decision. Tomasso v. Boeing Co., 445 F.3d 702, 707 (3rd Cir. 2006); Brewer v. Quaker State Oil…

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  • Pregnant Employees: Accommodation, Leave and Doctors’ Notes

    … Lawyer Richard Johnson, Contributor. In our most recent blog post we offered an overview of British Columbia’s human rights regime, and how an employee’s childcare responsibilities fit with that framework. This week, we revisit the topic of an employee’s human rights protections, this time in the context of pregnancy leave. For a refresher…

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  • TeBaerts v. Penta Building Group, 2015 BCHRT 95

    … Our client has filed a Human Rights complaint against her employer for discrimination on the basis of her family relationship (i.e. family status). We were recently successful in defending her against the employer’s application to dismiss her complaint. Click here to read the decision in TeBaerts v. Penta Building Group. The post TeBaerts v. Penta Building Group, 2015 BCHRT 95 appeared first on . …

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