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Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 4 Mar 2019

Disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments in the workplace

Approximately one in five of the working population has a disability according to statistics produced by the Department of Work and Pensions. In this

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Gowling WLG | Canada | 4 Jun 2018

Discrimination arising from disability - what does an employer need to know?

In City of York Council v Grosset, the Court of Appeal has explored the nature of discrimination arising from disability and how it fits with both

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Gowling WLG | Canada | 19 Dec 2016

Massive AODA employer obligations in Ontario come into effect Jan. 1, 2017

It’s less than a week until Christmas, and your “to do” list probably includes holiday cards, baking, mailing gifts, decorating the tree and wrapping

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Gowling WLG | Canada | 9 Jul 2015

Dog evicted from condominium because occupant failed to prove her disability

Many condominium corporations have rules imposing weight restrictions on pets allowed in the condominium. These restrictions often oppose occupants

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Gowling WLG | Canada | 21 Apr 2015

Condominiums have a duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities

Owners and occupants of condominiums have a duty to comply with the Condominium Act, the declaration and the corporation's other governing documents

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Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 2 Jun 2014

Employment update - sickness absence triggers and reasonable adjustments

Managing sickness absence can be a tricky area, particularly in the case of disabled employees, who may require more time off than others. The

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Gowling WLG | Canada | 19 Apr 2013

Penny unwise and pound foolish: punitive damage awards

The Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan has sent a strong message to insurance companies in the recent Branco v American Home Assurance Co

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Gowling WLG | Canada | 4 Mar 2013

Is there a duty to maintain a psychologically safe workplace?

Workers with mental health challenges represent the fastest growing number of disability claims in the country. Mental health challenges are also the

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Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 18 Feb 2013

Discrimination in goods and services: appropriate disabled access

Disabled customers have a right to enter your building and organisations have a duty to provide appropriate assistance. Not getting this right can be

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Gowling WLG | Canada | 27 Sep 2012

AODA compliance update: the forgotten clause

In anticipation of the January 1, 2012 compliance deadline, many organizations became intimately familiar with the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Regulation, O. Reg. 42907 made under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

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