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Supreme Court of Canada to consider scope of human rights protection in non-traditional employment relationships

Canada - November 1 2016 The Supreme Court of Canada will once again be looking at the issue of which members of the workforce should have the protection of human rights…

Human Rights Tribunal asks complainant to pay respondent’s legal costs

Canada - August 27 2014 On August 15, 2014, the BC Human Rights Tribunal (the "Tribunal") released its decision in Ma v. Dr. Iain G.M. Cleator and another, 2014 BCHRT 180…

Employment standards under Canada Labour Code now in effect

Canada - April 30 2014 On April 1, 2014, several important changes to Part III of the Canada Labour Code (the "Code") came into force. The Code applies to employers and…

BC Human Rights Tribunal makes record damages award for injury to dignity in discrimination case

Canada - March 26 2014 In a recent decision, Kelly v. University of British Columbia, 2013 BCHRT 302, the BC Human Rights Tribunal awarded a complainant $75,000 in damages…

WorkSafeBC’s bullying and harassment policies: is your workplace in compliance?

Canada - February 26 2014 On November 1, 2013, new WorkSafeBC policies came into force dealing with workplace bullying and harassment. All employers are now required to be…