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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 31 Jan 2018

BCCA Issues Guidance on the Role of Unions in the Employee Accommodation Request Process

In Telus Communications Inc. v. Telecommunication Workers’ Union, 2017 BCCA 100, the BC Court of Appeal held that the Telecommunications Workers’

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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

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DLA Piper | Canada | 27 Apr 2016

Arbitrator rules BC employer must reinstate employees on long-term disability after non-culpable terminations

In a British Columbia arbitration, Township of Langley v. CUPE, Local 403, No: A-01415, the arbitrator was considering a grievance concerning the

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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

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Canada | 15 Jun 2015

Passing the smell test: the duty accommodate employees with scent sensitivities

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal recently considered the types of accommodations employers are required to make with regard The employee, a

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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

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Fasken | Canada | 12 Dec 2012

Annual review - top 3 WorkSafeBC events of 2012

For the BC employer community, 2012 was a year of eventful change at WorkSafeBC.

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Fasken | Canada | 15 Jun 2012

Taking environmental sensitivities seriously

The issue of employees with environmental sensitivities often arises for employers.

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DLA Piper | Canada | 5 Mar 2012

Right to life

This case involves a challenge under sections 7 and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the provisions of the Criminal Code that create an absolute prohibition against physician-assisted dying.

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 8 Aug 2011

Employees requesting to return to work after a disability leave? Employers, make appropriate inquiries!

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently confirmed the legal test for prima facie discrimination in the context of an employee’s request to return to work after being on disability leave.

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