Discrimination at Work Category Page

Articles and resources concerning discrimination at work as it pertains to those seeking employment law advice. The content of these articles, and this website generally, is not intended as legal advice and cannot be relied upon as legal advice.

Supreme Court Plays Trick or Treat with Unionized Employees’ Access to Justice

In a devastating decision for unionized employees, the Supreme Court stripped them of their access to justice by means of personally pursuing a human rights complaint against their employer to a statutory human rights tribunal. In Northern Regional Health Authority v Horrocks, the SCC granted the employee’s union the broad discretion whether or not to [...]

By |2021-10-26T10:48:22-07:00October 26th, 2021|Discrimination at Work, Human Rights Law|

Labour Rights Law helps RCMP member obtain favourable outcome on medical discharge appeal

Labour Rights Law helps RCMP member obtain favourable outcome on medical discharge appeal from the RCMP External Review Committee.  In 2018, the RCMP discharged one of its members for reasons related to his disability pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Commissioner’s Standing Orders (Employment Requirements).  For the RCMP, this is often [...]

By |2021-07-12T14:24:27-07:00March 9th, 2021|Discrimination at Work, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

What do I do if I’m working in a toxic work environment?

What do I do if I’m working in a toxic work environment? Over the years, laws in Canada have evolved to protect workers from toxic work environments.  Today, more Canadians than ever understand the legal right to a safe and healthy workplace that is free of bullying and harassment or discrimination under human rights law. [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:42:08-07:00August 20th, 2020|Discrimination at Work, Tips|

Workers with Disabilities

Employers have important obligations towards workers with disabilities Diversity is one of British Columbia’s greatest strengths and employers gain the diversity advantage when they seek to employ people with disabilities. It is estimated that more than six million Canadians identify as having a disability. Globally, the population of persons with a disability is 1.3 billion. [...]

What Can I do if I am Being Bullied and Harassed at Work?

What Can I do if I am Being Bullied and Harassed at Work? Under the BC Workers Compensation Act, regulations, and policy, it is the obligation of everyone in the workplace, i.e., the employer, supervisors, and employees, to take all reasonable steps to prevent bullying and harassment from taking place. However, not every unpleasant interaction [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:41:06-07:00February 20th, 2020|Discrimination at Work, Human Rights Law|

Discrimination in human rights law and the duty to accommodate

Discrimination in human rights law and the duty to accommodate The law involving the duty to accommodate is complex and constantly evolving. Because of this, it's helpful for employees and employers to understand the fundamental legal principles upon which the law is based. It is equally important to obtain timely legal advice from a human [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:02:15-07:00February 12th, 2020|Discrimination at Work, Human Rights Law|

Human Rights Law 101: What do I do if I’ve been discriminated against?

What do I do if I’ve been discriminated against? Do you think you’ve been discriminated against? This blog entry sets out what discrimination is under human rights legislation, and what you can do if you’ve been discriminated against. 1)            Is the discrimination illegal? Discrimination is illegal under the laws of all provinces and territories in [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:02:05-07:00November 29th, 2019|Discrimination at Work, Human Rights Law|

Actions speak louder than words; Prime Minister Trudeau does not have time to listen to concerns about the RCMP unlawfully discriminating against disabled members of the RCMP!

Actions speak louder than words; Prime Minister Trudeau does not have time to listen to concerns about the RCMP unlawfully discriminating against disabled members of the RCMP! Meanwhile, we have heard nothing but the sound of crickets coming from Minister Ralph Goodale’s office, who were provided a copy of our correspondence to the Prime [...]

By |2020-06-11T15:07:07-07:00June 25th, 2019|Discrimination at Work, The Firm|

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