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Nov 15, 2012

By Mike MacLellan

Reasonable Requests for Medical Information NOT Harassment says Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

Accommodating an employee with medical limitations can be a difficult proposition for employers.  On one hand, an employer has a legal obligat...

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Nov 1, 2012

By Kelsey Orth

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario finds "Encouragement" to Retire Discriminatory

Recent economic difficulties and an overall corporate focus on “leaner” structures have Human Resources professionals looking more than...

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Oct 25, 2012

By Susan Crawford

We have a workplace harassment complaint against a supervisor. What do we do now?

While no two employers are alike, there are common workplace issues that arise for which the CCP team provides strategic legal advice. We have comp...

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Oct 4, 2012

HIV in the Workplace: What you should know

Finding out that one of your employees has an HIV-related medical condition or that they are allegedly HIV-positive is likely to be an uneasy exper...

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Sep 20, 2012

B.C. Court of Appeal Confirms that Partnerships are not Separate Legal Entities – Denies Partner the ability to file Discrimination Suit

The B.C. Court of Appeal recently held in Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP v. British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal) that a partnership cannot be tr...

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Sep 6, 2012

Do employers have a duty to accommodate employees with scent sensitivity?

Scent sensitivity is becoming a growing concern for employers. Employees with scent sensitivity may experience headaches, dizziness, loss of appeti...

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Jul 19, 2012

Divisional Court Clarifies Employer Responsibilities under the Pay Equity Act and Tribunal’s Jurisdictional Limitations in Applying the Human Rights Code

The Divisional Court has released the much anticipated decision of Canadian Union of Public Employees (“CUPE”), Local 1999 v. Lakeridge...

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Jul 5, 2012

By Susan Crawford

“Gender Identity” and “Gender Expression” now Protected Grounds under Ontario Human Rights Code

In a significant and historic move, on June 13, 2012, the Ontario Legislature passed amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code that would extend ...

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Jun 21, 2012

Cost-Effective Ways for Employers to Deal with Frivolous and Vexatious Complaints at the Human Rights Tribunal

Following significant changes to the human rights system in 2008, those wishing to file a human rights application can do so by directly filing a c...

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Apr 26, 2012

Ontario Human Rights Commission: Requesting Facebook Passwords as Part of the Recruitment Process May be Discriminatory

In response to a growing trend of employers asking prospective employees for their login information for personal social media sites such as Twitte...

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Mar 22, 2012

Understanding Discrimination, Guidance from the Divisional Court

Peel Law Association v. Pieters is a recent decision that clarifies the test for discrimination, an important concept for employers to understand.&...

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Mar 15, 2012

By Mike MacLellan

An Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Still Trumps Privacy Rights

The ever-changing legal landscape in Ontario changed again in January when the Court of Appeal rendered its decision in the civil case of Jones v. ...

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Jan 19, 2012

By Susan Crawford

2011 In Review – A Look Back at the Cases and Legislative Changes that Impacted Your Workplace

2011 saw a number of important decisions and legislative changes in the area of labour and employment law.    Over the course of the...

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