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BC Court of Appeal rules that litigants must first raise constitutional issues before administrative tribunals
  • Harris & Company
  • Canada
  • January 3 2018

In Denton v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal), 2017 BCCA 40, the BC Court of Appeal recently answered an important question on

Supreme Court of Canada Expands Workplace Discrimination Protection to Cover Non-Employees
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • December 19 2017

As stories of workplace harassment and discrimination permeate the news and social media accounts, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has expanded

The Supreme Court of Canada Issues Landmark Decision on the Scope of Human Rights Legislation
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • December 15 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada issued its much-anticipated decision on the scope of human rights legislation today, finding that the British Columbia

BCCA Considers What Constitutes a “Habitable Area” in Determining Strata Unit Entitlements
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 13 2017

The allocation of a strata corporation’s expenses among owners can create friction, especially when the method of calculation is seen by some owners

Pressing On: B.C. Government Announces Decision to Complete Construction of Site C Clean Energy Project
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 12 2017

On December 11, 2017, the B.C. government announced its decision to complete construction of BC Hydro’s 1,100-megawatt Site C Clean Energy Project

Business and Human Rights: Key 2017 developments and the road ahead
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Switzerland, United Kingdom, OECD, Canada, France
  • December 11 2017

On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each year, on the anniversary of the

"Forced Labour" Case To Go To Trial
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 7 2017

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently confirmed that customary international law may be used as a basis to seek damages from B.C. Companies

Win for employers: Supreme Court rejects union's request for right to consultation in accommodation process
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • December 6 2017

In early 2017 the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled that unions have no independent legal right, separate and apart from their collective

When Employees Go Rogue: Are Employers Vicariously Liable for the Privacy Breaches of Their Employees?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 6 2017

Although there has not yet been a definitive answer to this question in Canada, based on recent UK case law, it appears increasingly likely that, at

What’s love got to do with it? How to manage workplace romance
  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 4 2017

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been all over the news lately. Most people are hopefully getting the message that harassment in all its forms