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Altman v. Steve’s Music Store: Employer Turfs Cancer Ridden Employee, and Pays for It

Altman v. Steve’s Music Store:  Employer Turfs Cancer Ridden Employee, and Pays for It

Courts in Canada have not been kind to insensitive, mean employers in recent years. The recently released decision in Altman v. Steve’s Music Store is another example. Basic Facts Altman…

BIG, BREAKING NEWS: Doorey’s Workplace Law App Now Available at I-Tunes!!!

BIG, BREAKING NEWS:  Doorey’s Workplace Law App Now Available at I-Tunes!!!

Be the first one on your street to download the Free Doorey’s Workplace Law APP!  Get it now before the price goes up  (Ok, just kidding about that). Doorey’s Workplace…

Law Firms and Drinking Functions

Law Firms and Drinking Functions

Law firms that hold office parties and provide free alcohol to employees are asking for trouble these days.   A labour law firm was in the news, and not in…

Carasco v. U. of Windsor: Professor Moon Stays, Other Intervenors Tossed

Carasco v. U. of Windsor:  Professor Moon Stays, Other Intervenors Tossed

Last year, I posted the pleadings in an interesting human rights complaint filed by a Windsor law professor named Emily Carasco against the U. of Windsor, the Faculty of Law,…

Moxies: Where “Uglies” Need Not Apply?

Moxies: Where “Uglies” Need Not Apply?

Here’s a topic we’ve considered a few times on this blog, and it always comes up in my workplace Human Rights law course. Can an employer hire only “pretty women”?…

Is it Age Discrimination to Propose that the Oldest Worker Take Early Retirement to Avoid Layoff of Younger Worker?

Since the abolishment of mandatory retirement in Ontario, issues sometimes arise about the treatment of “older” workers.  In a regime of mandatory retirement, employers could plan for the end of…

Do Black Canadians Deserve to Earn 10-15% Less Than White Canadians?

Do Black Canadians Deserve to Earn 10-15% Less Than White Canadians?

A new study from Statistics Canada reveals that second generation Black Canadians earn 10-15 percent less than second generation white Canadians.  So we are looking at people born in Canada…

Nipissing University Violates Human Rights Code in Response to Harassment of Professor

Nipissing University Violates Human Rights Code in Response to Harassment of Professor

University professors teach hundreds of students a year, and occasionally, are subjected to inappropriate or threatening conduct by students.  If that conduct occurs during the term, professors may placed in…

Real Pleadings: Sex Discrimination Case Against Oslers

Real Pleadings:  Sex Discrimination Case Against Oslers

Another woman lawyer has sued a Toronto law firm for sex discrimination. [See the earlier lawsuit filed against McCarthy Tetrault].    This time, it is a woman named Jaime Laskis,…

What if an Arbitrator and the Human Rights Tribunal Disagree About Whether an Employer Legally Dismissed an Employee?

Imagine you’ve been dismissed and you believe the reason is a violation of human rights legislation.  For example, you believe the employer fired you because of your disability. In Ontario,…