More on Workers’ Compensation & Mental Distress Claims

As discussed in a recent post, amendments to Ontario’s workers’ compensation laws now allow for claims for workers’ compensation benefits based on claims for mental distress. This is having a severe impact on civil claims in which the employee has asserted “unfair conduct” leading to claims for aggravated damages due to emotional distress. There, are, […]

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Can Benefits be Automatically Denied to Employees Over 65?

A recent Human Rights Tribunal decision will have a significant impact on the rights of older workers. The case involved a school teacher who received health, dental and life insurance benefits from his employer, the Grand Erie District School Board. The employer then terminated these benefits once the teacher reached the age of 65. The […]

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Human Rights Tribunal Decides Remedy in “Citizenship” Case

In a prior posting, we discussed the “liability” or fault decision of the Human Rights Tribunal in an unusual and dramatic case. That decision found that the employer had acted in a manner contrary to the Human Rights Code when it required that all new hires be eligible to work in Canada on a permanent […]

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Federal Human Rights Award for Sexual Harassment

A Hamilton woman has recovered a damages award for sexual harassment against the Canada Revenue Agency. The complainant had worked for over 30 years as an appeals officer at the CRA Office in Hamilton. It was found that her immediate supervisor had sexually harassed her both at the workplace and on evenings and weekends away […]

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