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Human Rights Game: Does this Toronto Star Job Ad Violate Human Rights Code?

Human Rights Game:  Does this Toronto Star Job Ad Violate Human Rights Code?

My Employment Law students are busy cramming for the exam, probably looking at human rights issues in employment.  A game I like to play on this blog occasionally is Find…

Can an Employer ask a Job Applicant for their Facebook Password?

Can an Employer ask a Job Applicant for their Facebook Password?

I had several media requests today asking about employers asking job applicants for their Facebook passwords, but I wasn’t sure why. I just noticed a Toronto Star piece describing how…

Garrie v. Janus Joan: OHRT Assesses Lost Wages of Dismissed Disabled Worker Based on Hourly Rate of $1.25

Garrie v. Janus Joan:  OHRT Assesses Lost Wages of Dismissed Disabled Worker Based on Hourly Rate of $1.25

OK, I’ve only scanned this decision quickly for now, so please read it yourself and see if I’m missing something obvious. This is a decision  the CHRR Online people made me…

Take That, Doorey. Granatstein Defends Canadiens’ Poo Poo of Anglophone Coach.

Take That, Doorey.  Granatstein Defends Canadiens’ Poo Poo of Anglophone Coach.

Ok, so I have opined that in Ontario, it would be unlawful for the Toronto Maple Leafs to replace a Francophone coach and replace him with an Anglophone for the…

Can the Montreal Canadiens Insist on Francophone Coach?

Can the Montreal Canadiens Insist on Francophone Coach?

I did a post a few days ago referencing the bizarre situation in Montreal.  The hockey Canadiens fired a Francophone coach, replaced him with an Anglophone coach, and then apologized…

Is a Nun an Employee?

Is a Nun an Employee?

One of the first things we consider in my Employment Law course is “what is an employee”? When I contract with someone to build a deck in my backyard, am…

Could the Toronto Maple Leafs Announce They Will Only Hire an Anglophone Coach?

Could the Toronto Maple Leafs Announce They Will Only Hire an Anglophone Coach?

In anticipation of next term’s Employment Law course, here’s a fun question that’s been in news over the holidays that I leave you with. If you have thoughts, send them…

Is it Religious Discrimination to Force Employee to Wear a “666″ Sticker?

Is it Religious Discrimination to Force Employee to Wear a “666″ Sticker?

Great discrimination lawsuit out of the U.S. about whether it is unlawful discrimination to insist that a Christian employee wear a sticker with “666″ on it.  ”666″ is  the sign…

Lakehead University: Can a Unionized Employee Proceed with a Human Rights Complaint when their Union elects not to proceed with a Grievance?

Lakehead University:  Can a Unionized Employee Proceed with a Human Rights Complaint when their Union elects not to proceed with a Grievance?

When a unionized employee believes her rights under the Human Rights Code have been violated, and she is prepared to challenge her employer, she has a choice to make.  She…

Need Help Filing a Human Rights Complaint Against Your Employer?

Need Help Filing a Human Rights Complaint Against Your Employer?

Do you believe that your employer, or a prospective employer,  has violated the Ontario Human Rights Code by discriminating against you on one of the prohibited grounds in Section 5…