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The diversity of Canada’s population has become a modern-day catch phrase used by politicians from coast to coast. As employment lawyers, Canada’s diversity is much more than just that – it is a reality of the legal landscape that informs the very advice we give on a daily basis. In the words of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin:
Employers designing workplace standards owe an obligation to be aware of both the differences between individuals, and differences that characterize groups of individuals. They must build conceptions of equality into workplace standards. By enacting human rights statutes and providing that they are applicable to the workplace, the legislatures have determined that the standards governing the performance of work should be designed to reflect all members of society, in so far as this is reasonably possible.
British Columbia (Public Service Employee Relations Commission) v. B.C.G.S.E.U.,  3 S.C.R. 3 (better known as “Meiorin”).
About the Author: Toronto employment lawyer Titus Totan supports both employee and employer clients in all areas of employment law, including employment standards, contractual and implied obligations, terminations, workplace investigations and workplace human rights.