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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Duty to Investigate Workplace Harassment

In Zambito v LIUNA Local 183, 2015 HRTO 605, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario considered whether an employer met its obligations under the Human Rights Code to investigate and respond to an employee complaint that he had been harassed at work. Giovanni Zambito was a union organizer for the respondents, LIUNA Local 183. Mr. […]

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