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Nov 17, 2011

Is your Workplace Ready for AODA?

On June 13, 2005, the Ontario government passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”).  The main goal of ...

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Nov 3, 2011

By Jay Rider

Courts to Human Rights Tribunals - Keep Your Feet off our Turf!

In two very recent decisions, Courts in Canada have confirmed that Human Rights Tribunals do not have exclusive domain over the interpretation of h...

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Aug 25, 2011

Random Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

Irving Pulp & Paper, Limited v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 is the latest decision in a long line of case...

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Jul 21, 2011

By Susan Crawford

An employee on sick leave has provided a doctor's note saying "required to be off for 2 months". Can I ask for better medical information?

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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Jun 16, 2011

By Kelsey Orth

AODA Integrated Accessibility Standard

The Integrated Accessibility Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act  (“AODA”) was recently released,...

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Jun 2, 2011

By Susan Crawford

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Awards $25,000.00 in Damages for Loss of Dignity and over $100,000.00 in Lost Wages for Discriminatory Termination of Two Year Employee

In September 2005, the Humber Institute of Technology hired Ms DeAbreo into the position of Educational Manager for its Corporate Education Centre....

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May 26, 2011

By Mike MacLellan

Harassment and Discrimination Complaints Against Clublink Dismissed by Human Rights Tribunal

On May 3, 2011 the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismissed a human rights complaint against Clublink, lodged by a former employee.  Jayson Rid...

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Apr 19, 2011

By Susan Crawford

Failure to Accommodate Parental Responsibilities Found to Breach the Canadian Human Rights Act

On September 29, 2010 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rendered three simultaneous decisions involving complaints of discrimination on the basis ...

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Apr 19, 2011

By Susan Crawford

Recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision Awards Reinstatement to Employee who was Discouraged from Speaking Punjabi during Non-Working Hours

A recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) provides a useful reminder to employers that the Tribunal has the p...

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