Human Rights

Human rights are moral principles that set out certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in national and international law. They are "commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being." Human rights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone).The doctrine of human rights has been highly influential within international law, global and regional institutions. Policies of states and in the activities of non-governmental organizations and have become a cornerstone of public policy around the world.
Posts about Human Rights
  • Gender-Based Dress Codes: Do We Need Another Law?

    … By Erin Brandt. Gender-based dress codes have lately become a “hot topic” for British Columbia’s media outlets. The recent interest flows from Green party leader Andrew Weaver’s new Bill M2** which (if enacted) Mr. Weaver says will prevent employers from requiring that female employees wear high heels in the workplace. (I myself participated…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

    … By Fiona Anderson. As a former journalist, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the bloodletting that is happening at newspapers and television and radio stations across Canada. The only exception is the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Private companies need to make money to survive and, with advertisers now having their own…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 28 readers -
  • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

    … not fall within the meaning of section 13. The Tribunal disagreed and found that it had jurisdiction over the matter. The Company and Mr. Schrenk then asked the BC Supreme Court to overturn the Tribunal’s decision; the Court agreed with the Tribunal, however, finding that the alleged discrimination fell within section 13. Undeterred, Mr. Schrenk…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 25 readers -
  • Justice Department Releases Report on Chicago Police Brutality

    … Police Department, contact the attorneys of Staver Law Group right away. We can analyze your case and explain your legal options, which may include defenses for a current criminal case against you or a civil case against the CPD. For more information, contact Staver Law Group at to schedule a free consultation. The post Justice Department Releases Report on Chicago Police Brutality appeared first on Staver Law Group PC. …

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  • David Brown Presents at HRMA Legal Symposium, January 26, 2017

    … and accommodation concerns, occupational health and safety concerns, and employee productivity. Details: Date: January 26, 2017 Event start time: 8:00am Pacific Time Location: Terminal City Club, Vancouver BC Click here to learn more and register NOW! The post David Brown Presents at HRMA Legal Symposium, January 26, 2017 appeared first on . …

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 16 readers -
  • Erin Brandt: Emerging Talent

    … Erin is what Malcolm Gladwell calls a connector. Strong community roots, genuine curiosity and a deep caring for others make her a true “people person”. She is forward-thinking, and combines a millennial mindset with legal creativity to create impact and change in her clients’ lives. Her main drivers are fairness and innovation, values which…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • When Hugging Becomes Harassment

    … the same way. Employees: If a co-worker or supervisor’s physical or verbal behaviour makes you uncomfortable, trust your instincts and speak up about it. Reach out to a trusted colleague or someone in your human resources department to express your concerns. You are entitled to a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. Have questions about workplace harassment? Contact us. Share with others The post When Hugging Becomes Harassment appeared first on . …

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 26 readers -
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