Refusing a Disabled Customer Access to Washroom Costs Restaurant $10,000The Facts A 23 year old woman was born with a physical disability. As a result, she uses forearm crutches to mobilize which helps her with stability. One day she planned to meet some friends at a restaurant. When she arrived, she asked a server to use the washroom...
5 Things To Know about Fair Treatment at Work: Contracts, Harassment, Discrimination and more
This blog discusses five things you should know to be treated fairly and with respect and dignity in the workplace.
Employer who hires job applicant over an employee’s objection ordered to pay the employee >$ 100 000 in damagesIn a recent case, a female employee asked her employer not to hire a male executive because he had sexually harassed her when he had been employed earlier. The employer refused, the employee quit, and claimed, among other things, wrongful dismissal damages and...
When Should Unionized Employees Consult an Employment Lawyer?
Are you a unionized employee dealing with an employment matter but having difficulty finding a lawyer that will assist you?
Arbitration Update: Employee with an Addiction Who Stole Narcotics is Reinstated
A Nurse terminated for stealing narcotics was ordered reinstated to her job at a nursing home and awarded compensation because she had a disability.
Will the Pay Transparency Act Narrow the Gender Pay Gap? Bill 57 Halts our Chance to Find OutWill the Pay Transparency Act Narrow the Gender Pay Gap? Bill 57 Halts our Chance to Find Out Despite pay equity and anti-discrimination laws, female workers in Ontario earn less than their male counterparts. To address this gender wage gap, shortly before 2018...
Amendments to Increase Human Rights Protections for Ontarians
Members of the Ontario legislature are working to increase human rights protections. It seems more likely that Bill 40, rather than Bill 35, will become law