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In a bizarre case the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered the reinstatement of a non-union applicant 10 years after she went on disability leave for an anxiety disorder, plus compensation for lost wages since 2003. My colleague Danielle Scorda assisted with this post about Fair v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, 2013 HRTO 440.
The applicant … Continue Reading
**This Bill received Royal Assent on May 31, 2012.
Also see part 1 – “B.C.’s Anti-Bullying Legislation”.
On Monday, May 28, 2012 the B.C. Provincial Government’s Orders of the Day again included the Ministry of Labour moving to amend Bill 14 (Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011). There are important changes from the amendments previously proposed to the … Continue Reading
I am back from another great CACE conference in Niagara Falls. During a human rights session, Michael Wagner, who is RG’s managing partner, took a poll of the approximately 100 attendees in that session. Almost every lawyer in attendance had been dealing in the past year with issues related to requests from employees to accommodate child care-giving responsibilities. There … Continue Reading
The problem: Postmedia News ran an article last week by Katie DeRosa and Lindsay Kines titled “Employers caught off guard by new drunk-driving rules”. The Vancouver Sun also ran a similar article by Neal Hall titled, “Impaired-driving devices cause headaches for offenders, employers”. The cause of the problem (aside from people choosing to drive while … Continue Reading