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Milligan v. Maczak Holdings Ltd. – Sexual harassment, and the perils of a policy-less workplace

On September 29, 2023, the Human Rights Commission of Prince Edward Island (“PE HRC”) rendered its decision in the matter of Milligan v, Maczak Holdings Ltd. , a case involving sexual harassment of a restaurant worker at Smitty’s Family Restaurant (“Smitty’s”) in Charlottetown, PEI.

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Au-delà de l’expérience de travail canadienne : un pas vers l’égalité en emploi

En raison de lacunes dans les processus d’embauche, de nombreux employeurs se privent d’excellents candidats et s’exposent à des poursuites. Dans certains cas, ces lacunes découlent du choix des critères utilisés pour évaluer les qualifications des candidats.

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Pronouns are not preferences: Human rights tribunals weigh in on pronoun use in the workplace

The rights and freedoms of trans people currently dominate certain news cycles, and for good reason. The American Civil Liberties Union is tracking 118 anti-trans health care bills in the U.S., along with a variety of trans athlete bans, public accommodation bans, and education gag orders about gender identity and expression.

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Who’s on the hook? Vicarious liability and human rights law

One question that often arises when addressing incidents of discrimination or harassment under human rights legislation is who is liable. This issue arose in a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Incognito v Skyservice Business Aviation Inc., …

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Ontario to regulate campus employee-student sexual misconduct with Bill 26

On October 27, 2022, the Ontario government announced Bill 26, Strengthening Post-secondary Institutions and Students Act, 2022 (“Bill 26”). Beyond finalizing the legal name change of the former Ryerson University to the now Toronto Metropolitan University, Bill 26 proposes new rules on how Ontario post-secondary institutions (“PSI” or “PSIs”)…

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