Costs & Human Rights Matters

As discussed in a prior post, the issue of legal costs can be an important factor in deciding whether to pursue or settle a civil claim arising from the termination of employment or other employment issues. The origin of this question stems from the default setting in civil cases that the losing party will be […]

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Sexual Addiction and Disability in Employment Law

The basis of establishing a disability clearly may include physical and/or emotional issues. The definition of what may or may not be considered a disability in an employment context is ever-evolving within Canadian employment law. Basics of the Theory One recent case out of Nova Scotia considered whether a person claiming an addiction to sex […]

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Harassment in the Workplace: Rights and Obligations

Not everyone loves going to their place of work every day. Maybe the commute is too long, or the air conditioner is always set extremely high, requiring bulky sweaters in July. But what happens when the source of the discomfort comes from negative comments, mistreatment or even harassment from coworkers? What is a person’s recourse […]

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Teenage Intern Awarded $75,000 for Sexual Harassment

A recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has awarded a teenager employed as an unpaid intern at a tattoo parlour the sum of $75,000 in compensatory damages for sexual harassment. The owner of the business had pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the same conduct. The only issue was the amount of […]

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