Calling Employee “Beautiful” and Telling Her to Smile More Constituted Discrimination Based on Sex, Human Rights Tribunal Rules

In a recent British Columbia case, the Human Rights Tribunal ruled that an employee had been discriminated against based on sex after she was called  “beautiful girl” or “beautiful lady” and told to smile more. Employee Files Discrimination Complaint  The employee applied for a position as a sales associate for the employer in 2016. At the […]

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Employee Awarded Almost $1 Million by BC Human Rights Tribunal for Racial Discrimination and Retaliation

In a recent British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal decision, a former correctional officer for the BC government was awarded close to $1 million dollars for discrimination based on race and colour and retaliation.  Employee Files Complaint for Discrimination and Retaliation The employee had worked as a corrections officer since 2000. He had transferred to a […]

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The Employment Law Implications of the Whole Foods Poppy Ban

Canadians have been recognizing Remembrance Day, November 11th, by wearing a poppy pin for almost 100 years. In addition to acting as a symbol to recognize the sacrifices of Canada’s veterans, the campaign also raises money each year for the Royal Canadian Legion. The funds raised from the sale of poppy pins go towards providing […]

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Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Facing Increased Delays

Workers facing discrimination or harassment at work have long had the remedy of bringing a complaint before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). When an employer fails to adequately accommodate a protected issue, such as a disability, or if the employer engages in discriminatory practices based on age, race, gender or similar issues, the […]

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