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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 18 Aug 2016

L’ identité ou l’expression de genre : nouveau motif illicite de discrimination sous la Charte

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

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Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP | Canada | 8 Jul 2015

Quebec Superior Court assumes jurisdiction over accessibility class action

The Quebec Superior Court recently rejected a motion brought by WestJet seeking to have a previously certified class action dismissed on the basis

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 6 Oct 2010

Reinstating an employee who has suffered an employment injury: the grievance arbitrator’s jurisdiction (update)

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.

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Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | 15 Sep 2010

Quebec Court of Appeal upholds right to privacy in unreasonable surveillance case

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).

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Fasken | Canada | 5 Jul 2010

Compagnie d’assurances Standard Life v. Tremblay 2010 QCCA 933: A hefty price to pay for unwarranted surveillance

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.

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Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 3 Jun 2010

Human rights complaints are you prepared?

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.

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Fasken | Canada | 12 Nov 2008

Exemplary award for invasion of privacy: in the wake of the decision Veilleux v. Compagnie d’assurance-vie Penncorp

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.

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 4 Nov 2008

Supreme Court of Canada sets limit on employer’s duty to accommodate

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).

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 24 Jul 2008

Supreme Court of Canada sets limits on employer’s duty to accommodate

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.

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