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Human Rights and COVID-19: Important Considerations for Organizations

Canada - April 7 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges and significant uncertainty in a number of areas, including human rights law. A number of Human…

Christine Côté, Matthew Allard.

Sexual Orientation Does Not Excuse Inappropriate Conduct

Canada - September 26 2018 The BC Human Rights Tribunal (the "Tribunal") in its recent decision in Colbert v. District of North Vancouver, 2018 BCHRT 40, (PDF) confirmed that it…

The Supreme Court of Canada Issues Landmark Decision on the Scope of Human Rights Legislation

Canada - December 15 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada issued its much-anticipated decision on the scope of human rights legislation today, finding that the British Columbia…

Stephanie D. Gutierrez.

In The Human Rights World, Frustration Is Not Enough

Canada - June 23 2016 Managing situations where employees who are away from work on long-term absences can be challenging for employers. Difficulties can arise in a number…

When is a suspension not a suspension? When it's a constructive dismissal

Canada - April 1 2015 When is a suspension not a suspension? Sounds like the start of a bad joke. However, in a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada explained…