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The Rana Plaza class action - is Canada the next frontier for global human rights litigation?

Canada - November 23 2015 Loblaws, Joe Fresh, Nevsun Resources, Hudbay Minerals, and Tahoe Resources. What do these Canadian companies have in common? They have been targeted…

Christopher Burkett

Alberta and Ontario Courts Diverge on Termination Clauses

Canada - February 11 2018 A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal adds further confusion to the issue of the enforceability of termination clauses. In Holm v AGAT…

Susan MacMillan

Family Status Discrimination: HRTO Narrows “Self-Accommodation” Requirement

Canada - May 3 2016 A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “HRTO”) has further defined the scope of the test for “family status” discrimination…

Ontario Court of Appeal weighs in (again) on termination clauses

Canada - January 12 2018 The Ontario Court of Appeal just released another decision on the interpretation and enforceability of termination clauses - the latest chapter in a…

Susan MacMillan

Supreme Court of Canada recognizes constitutional right to strike: what does it mean for employers?

Canada - January 30 2015 Overruling one of its own decisions, the Supreme Court of Canada today has determined that the “right to strike” is protected under s. 2(d) of the…

George Avraam