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Miller Thomson LLP | USA | 12 Feb 2019

Cannabis and Accommodation: Weeding out Legitimate Requests

With the legalization of cannabis, many condo corporations have recently passed provisions to prohibit the smoking of cannabis. While there has been


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 15 Aug 2016

Be careful what you say

The case of Feldstein v. 364 Northern Development Corporation, 2016 BCSC 108 from earlier this year is a reminder to employers to be careful what


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 21 Dec 2015

Providing Financial Support to a Disabled Person on Government Disability Assistance: Recent Regulatory Changes in British Columbia

Under the Employment and Assistance for Persons With Disabilities Regulation, B.C. Reg. 2652002 (Regulations), a disabled person's eligibility for


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 9 Sep 2015

Dogs and disabilities

We often come across situations where a resident of a condominium who has a dog claims to have a disability that requires that the dog live in their


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 10 Aug 2015

A review of qualified disability trusts

Bill C-43, which received Royal Assent on December 16, 2014, introduces a new type of trust to benefit disabled individuals - the "qualified


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 2 Mar 2015

The continuing evolution of workplace disability law: two provincial courts at odds on the deductibility of disability benefits from severance pay

Workplace disability poses many practical and legal challenges for employers. Employers must balance their own business interests with an employee's


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 13 Feb 2015

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: are you compliant with the January 1, 2015 requirements?

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005, SO 2005, c 11 (the "AODA"), is an Act aimed at developing, implementing and enforcing


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 18 Feb 2014

BC human rights decision sets new high for damages for injury to dignity

The British Columbia Human Rights Code, like human rights legislation in other provinces, prescribes a number of remedies once the British Columbia


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 30 Jan 2013

Applicant argues a bed bug infestation in his home constitutes a “disability”

News reports of the scourge of bed bugs infiltrating the City of Toronto abound.Fear mounts as we learn more about how bed bugs are known to


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 28 Jan 2013

Differential compensation for disabled teacher upheld

An Ontario arbitrator has ruled that a full time teacher who, as a result of being accommodated for her disability worked a half time schedule for a

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