- November 6, 2013
- Comments Off on Family Responsibilities are Human Rights
Toronto, ON, November 6, 2013 – Bakerlaw strongly believes it is discriminatory to refuse to accommodate persons with bona fide responsibilities for the care of family members. We are pleased to be at the forefront of championing the rights of caregivers, a group who has suffered in silence for too long. » Read the rest
- October 28, 2013
- Comments Off on Law Society Should Rethink Two-Tier Articling System
Toronto, ON, October 28, 2013 — The Law Society of Upper Canada has been compelled to respond to disturbing evidence that its articling requirement is an impenetrable barrier for many qualified law graduates. Unless an articling position can be found within 2 years of completing law school, students already burdened with debt and hard earned expectations are removed from the licensing process. » Read the rest
- October 21, 2013
- Comments Off on Ministry Breaches Charter and Puts Lives at Risk
Toronto, ON, October 21, 2013 – Where medically necessary health services are not performed in Ontario, or treatment wait lists pose a risk of death or irreversible tissue damage, Ontario residents have a right to go outside the country (“Out of Country”) for treatment at public expense. This program is essential to fulfill the medicare’s “sacred trust”: to publicly fund all medically necessary services. » Read the rest
- October 16, 2013
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw Introduces Guide to Accommodations in Education for Students with Disabilities
Toronto, ON, October 16, 2013 — Bakerlaw has developed a Guide to assist families seeking accommodations for students with disabilities in education. The Guide sets out legal avenues, both formal and informal, that will help families pursue and maintain accommodations for their children in the educational context.
Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) celebrate ruling in Carter v. Canada
- October 10, 2013
- Comments Off on Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) celebrate ruling in Carter v. Canada
Toronto, ON, October 10, 2013 — The British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision today in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), concerning the constitutionality of the Criminal Code prohibitions against euthanasia and assisted suicide. The majority of the Court allowed the appeal by the Attorney General of Canada, finding that the trial judge was bound by stare decisis to apply the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Rodriguez v. » Read the rest
- September 20, 2013
- Comments Off on Think job accommodations are costly and ineffective? Think again.
Workplace accommodations are “low cost and high impact”, the Job Accommodation Network says. See the results of their study here.
Bakerlaw can help employers develop accommodations in the workplace. We also help employees secure accommodations. If you require assistance, please feel free to contact us for a consultation. » Read the rest
- September 19, 2013
- Comments Off on An End to Barriers at the HRTO for Victims of Racial Discrimination
Victims of racial discrimination have long been doubly victimized: first, by the alleged discriminator, and then, by a human rights process that required they prove what illicit thoughts motivated the discriminator. An almost impossible task.
In two recent, landmark decisions, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario can assume the existence of “subtle unconscious” racism, where the facts of a case support this inference. » Read the rest
- September 17, 2013
- Comments Off on Landmark HRTO decision granting accommodations and general damages to exceptional pupil