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Settling the Score: ABCA Finds Settlement Agreement Precluded Human Rights Complaint from Proceeding
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 21 2017

In Buterman v. St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 734, 2017 ABCA 196, the Alberta Court of Appeal confirmed that the province’s

Door Still Open? Canada As Safe Harbour For Multinational Human Rights Litigation
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 13 2017

We have written over the past two years about a growing wave of significant lawsuits in Canada against corporations for alleged international labour

Canada moves quickly on corruption and human rights sanctions
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 8 2017

On October 18, 2017, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) (the “Act”) entered into force. The Act gives

Tribunal Rules That Requests for Guide Dog in Classroom Must be Assessed Based on Each Student's Educational Needs
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 7 2017

On August 30, 2017, the Human Rights Tribunal for Ontario (“HRTO”) released its decision in J.F. v Waterloo Catholic District School Board, 2017 HRTO

New Bill Proposes New Grounds of Discrimination
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • October 20 2017

On October 4, 2017, Liberal MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers (Ottawa-Vanier) introduced a private-member's bill (Bill 164, Human Rights Code Amendment Act

Municipality’s Trespass Notice Trespasses Citizen’s Freedom of Expression
  • Lerners LLP
  • Canada
  • October 17 2017

Municipalities and other public bodies are charged with making decisions which have wide-reaching impacts across broad swaths of society. They are

Canada a step closer to passing a law targeting corrupt foreign officials who violate human rights
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Canada
  • October 10 2017

Canada’s House of Commons has unanimously passed Bill S-226 - known as the Sergei Magnitsky law - which enables sanctions on foreign officials who

Alberta Human Rights Tribunal reminds employers to consider accommodation of job applicants
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • October 3 2017

The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal decision in Nolting v 847012 Alberta Ltd. oa Prime West Contracting (the “Decision”) serves as an

Employers May Request an Independent Medical Examination (IME) in Certain Circumstances
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 2 2017

The Superior Court of Justice affirmed the Tribunal's decision that in certain circumstances, the employer's procedural duty to accommodate may permit

Bringing Responsibility Home
  • Leigh Day
  • Canada
  • September 28 2017

Key players in the field of corporate accountability are meeting with Canadian members of Parliament in Ottawa today to address the human rights