HRTO: The Human Rights Code Does Not Necessarily Protect Employees From Uncomfortable Conversations

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) recently dismissed a claim filed by a nurse who alleged that she was being subject to uncomfortable sexual conversations at work, which constituted discrimination and harassment and violated her rights at work. The HRTO ultimately found that being made to feel uncomfortable during conversations in the workplace does […]

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HRTO: No Age Discrimination Where Younger Employee Hired Prior to Termination of Older Employee

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) recently discussed the issue of age discrimination in the workplace, and found that an employee who had claimed he had been fired in favour of a younger employee had failed to establish a link between his age and the termination. What Happened? The employee in question was hired […]

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Recent HRTO case indicates new direction for family status discrimination claims

In its recent decision in Misetich v. Value Village Stores Inc., the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) declined to follow existing case law on family status discrimination and appears to have embarked on a new direction. This decision raises questions on the status of the law on such discrimination. What Happened? The employee in […]

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