Parental Leave & E.I.

New E.I. Rules The Federal Government has announced changes to the rights of parents to Employment Insurance benefits which will now be effective in mid- March 2019. Parents whose children are born or adopted after March 17, 2019 will be eligible for the new benefits. Such parents will be then be entitled to five additional […]

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Family Workplace Issues

Human Rights – Family Status The law is beginning to catch up to the modern struggle of work-life balance, as many employees seek to maintain both a fulfilling career and family responsibilities. We’ve previously blogged about how the Human Rights Tribunal has been treating situations where employees claim they have been discriminated against by their […]

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Family Status Human Rights Violations in the Workplace

In the recent case of Miraka v ACD Wholesale Meats Ltd., 2016 HRTO 41, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal confirmed that ‘family status’ is a protected ground under the Human Rights Code. The applicant, Jolando Miraka, alleged that his employer terminated his employment because of his family status- and disability-related absences from work. Mr. Miraka […]

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