Human Rights Violations – Sue or Use Human Rights Tribunal?

Ontario’s law is unique in that it allows a person who has been terminated due to actions which may be in violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code to sue civilly or file a human rights complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal. (“HRT”) For example, a person fired due to age or gender or if  […]

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Unjust Dismissal – Canada Labour Code

Federal Judge Reviews Unjust Dismissal Remedy A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada[1] illustrates the tremendous power of the Unjust Dismissal remedy under the Canada Labour Code. Who Qualifies This relief is available only to those persons employed in federally regulated businesses. The most well-known of such companies are banks, inter-provincial transportation companies, […]

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Reprisal Remedies

Reprisal The remedy of reprisal is intended to compensate a person who has been punished for doing the right thing. It is a form of “whistleblower” protection similar to that which was discussed in a recent post. Human Rights This post discusses three forms of relief from acts of reprisal. The first is fairly well-known. […]

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Rights of Federally Regulated Employees

Employees who are employed in industries covered by federal law have a unique remedy under the Canada Labour Code. Federal law applies to persons working in businesses such as inter-provincial transportation, television or radio broadcasting, banks, public harbours, and the federal government, to name a few examples. Approximately 11% of Ontario’s work force is governed […]

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