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Articles and resources concerning human rights law 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.

Can I stay home from work when it’s snowing?

Can I stay home from work when it’s snowing?   It’s snowing outside, and you’re wondering if you can stay home from work. If you’re in BC, and you have kids, the answer may be “yes!” Under the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”), if your child has to stay home from school because of a [...]

By |2023-05-31T14:54:23-07:00February 9th, 2020|BC Employment Standards Act, 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 |2023-05-31T14:55:14-07:00November 29th, 2019|Discrimination at Work, Human Rights Law|

Discriminatory Facebook posting breaches Human Rights Code

In Perez-Moreno v Kulczycki, Vice-Chair Kershaw of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal held that the Respondent's Facebook posting constituted discrimination contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code. Facts On 1 August 2012, Perez-Moreno intervened in an argument at work between Kulczycki, a co-worker, and an individual with whom Perez-Moreno was in a relationship. Vice-Chair Kershaw found that, [...]

By |2023-05-31T15:22:42-07:00November 29th, 2015|Discrimination at Work, Human Rights Law|