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

    … As an employer, you’re committed to creating a workplace free from discrimination. You understand the scope and purpose of Canadian human rights laws, and you have policies and processes in place to enable tolerant and respectful employment relationships. But for even the most diligent business owners, there can still be questions about how human…

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  • Discrimination at its essence

    …, 2001 terrorist attacks (the “Program”). They alleged that the Program was based on the false and stigmatizing premise that Muslim religious identity “is a permissible proxy for criminality, and that Muslim individuals, businesses, and institutions can therefore be subject to pervasive surveillance not visited upon individuals, businesses…

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  • To politely correct the Third Circuit

    … where employer’s criticisms were erroneous or misplaced). Judges are human beings and humans make mistakes. But let’s hope we don’t see anymore like this one. Tags: discrimination, Pretext, Retaliation …

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  • Pregnant Employees: Accommodation, Leave and Doctors’ Notes

    … of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ms. Young’s discrimination case against her former employer for their failure to accommodate her should be heard by the relevant trial court. A few months after that ruling (and just recently), the NY Times published a piece in its “Well” section on the topic of how “unspecific or poorly timed” doctors…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 32 readers -
  • 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 . …

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 18 readers -
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