OHRC Announces Updated Policy on Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

On October 23, 2016, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched an updated policy on workplace drug and alcohol testing.   Drug and alcohol testing of employees is controversial and contentious, and involves a balance of human rights, privacy rights, the rights of an employer to manage their workplace, and the right of all employees […]

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Employer Shuts Down: Unpaid Wages in the Hundreds of Thousands

Addiction Canada, a group of addiction treatment centres in Alberta and Ontario, is closing in the wake of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages claims as well as criminal charges brought against the owner. Employees of Addiction Canada (and its previous iteration, Vita Novus Inc.) have alleged that more than $500,000 in unpaid wages […]

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Bracelet of Hope: The Battle of the Board Begins

I want to tell you about Bracelet of Hope. Bracelet of Hope is a Canadian grassroots charity committed to ending the AIDS pandemic in Lesotho. Lesotho is a nation in Southern Africa with a population slightly over 2 million, where it is estimated that one in four adults are infected with HIV, and where 200,000 […]

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Toronto Police Facing Allegations of Age Discrimination

A 51-year old police candidate has filed a human rights complaint against the Toronto Police Service (TPS) alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in the process of becoming an officer. The Background The claimant filed her complaint in summer of 2016. In it, she alleges that she was discriminated against as a candidate because […]

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