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The Ontario Human Rights Commission, gender identity, gender expression and the workplace- part 3

Canada - October 14 2015 Does your workplace have gender-neutral washrooms? Does your workplace have a dress code that accommodates all forms of gender expression? These are…

The Ontario Human Rights Commission, gender identity, gender expression and the workplace – part 2

Canada - October 5 2015 Does your workplace have gender-neutral washrooms? Does your workplace have a dress code that accommodates all forms of gender expression? These are…

The Ontario Human Rights Commission, gender identity, gender expression and the workplace – part 1

Canada - October 1 2015 Does your workplace have gender-neutral washrooms? Does your workplace have a dress code that accommodates all forms of gender expression? These are…

Case note: duty to accommodate does not require transfer to a more suitable position for probationary employee

Canada - October 1 2015 The Alberta Court of Appeal affirmed an arbitral award upholding the termination of a probationary employee with Asperger’s syndrome in…

Are probationary employees entitled to reasonable notice?

Canada - September 21 2015 Probationary periods serve an important role in ensuring that employers hire the right person for the job, but what are an employer’s legal…

Case note: mental stress provisions of WSIA ruled discriminatory

Canada - September 17 2015 An Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act provision limiting coverage for mental stress to a condition that is “an acute reaction to a sudden and…

Masking the issue: Arbitrator strikes down hospital rule that requires nurses to wear masks or get the flu shot

Canada - September 16 2015 Can hospitals implement policies that require nurses to get a flu shot or wear a mask? An Arbitrator in Ontario says no. This has left about 30…

Case note: global payroll to be considered in determining whether severance pay is required

Canada - September 3 2015 An Ontario judge departed from existing authority in interpreting in an Ontario Employment Standards Act provision entitling employees with at least…

Family ties – Ontario Court finds that separate companies are a common employer

Canada - August 31 2015 In a recent case, a 66-year old employee was dismissed from his employment. For a total of nine years, this employee held the same job title…

Case note: new Ontario Human Rights Commission Policy

Canada - August 27 2015 The Ontario Human Rights Commission issued a new Policy on Preventing Discrimination because of Gender Identity and Gender Expression.