Jusqu’à tout récemment au Québec, les motifs de discrimination illicites énumérés à l’article 10 de la Charte des droits et libertés de la personne
The Quebec Superior Court recently rejected a motion brought by WestJet seeking to have a previously certified class action dismissed on the basis
In the Newsletter's Fall 2009 issue, we reported on a judgment in which the Court of Appeal of Québec held that the jurisdiction to determine the scope of an employer's duty to accommodate an employee who had suffered an employment injury and to decide such employee's ability to work resided with the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST), to the exclusion of all other adjudicative bodies.
On May 11, 2010, the Quebec Court of Appeal issued a definitive judgment in support of privacy rights in the case of Standard Life v. Tremblay. Upholding the trial decision, the Quebec Court of Appeal maintained the damages awarded which included a punitive sum of $100,000.00 to the plaintiff Tremblay against Standard Life Insurance Company (Standard Life).
On May 11, 2010, the Court of Appeal of Québec largely agreed with the grounds raised by the Superior Court in respect of the damages that the insurance company Standard Life was sentenced to pay for invasion of privacy.
The affairs of a condominium corporation are regulated by the Condominium Act, 1998, the declaration, the by-laws and the rules and all boards of directors have a duty to enforce them.
On February 8, 2008, the Court of Appeal of Québec increased to $125,000 the award of exemplary damages against the Penncorp Life Insurance Company for filmed surveillance deemed inappropriate and abusive.
There is a limit to an employer’s duty to accommodate its disabled employees, the Supreme Court effectively confirmed on July 17th in Hydro Québec v. Syndicat des employé-e-s de techniques professionnelles et de bureau d’Hydro-Québec, section locale 2000 (SCFP-FTQ) 2008, SCC 43 (CanLII).
There is a limit to an employer’s duty to accommodate its disabled employees, the Supreme Court effectively confirmed on July 17th in Hydro Québec v. Syndicat des employées de techniques professionnelles et de bureau d’Hydro-Québec, section locale 2000.