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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OHRC Announces Updated Policy on Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

On October 23, 2016, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched an updated policy on workplace drug and alcohol testing.   Drug and alcohol testing of employees is controversial and contentious, and involves a balance of human rights, privacy rights, the rights of an employer to manage their workplace, and the right of all employees […]

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