- December 27, 2018
- Anoop Kalsi
- Comments Off on Age Discrimination in the Workplace
A recent Globe and Mail article explored the growing number of human rights complaints involving workplace age discrimination.
Companies cannot fire or refuse to hire an older employee on the basis of age. Yet, they may find a way to make decisions that nonetheless lead to age discrimination. These factors that disproportionately affect older workers may include, but are not limited to:
- Career aspirations;
- Proximity to retirement;
- Ability to learn new skills; and
- Propensity to work overtime.
- July 16, 2018
- David Baker
- Comments Off on Sexual Harassment and Assault at Work or School
The public attention being paid to high profile persons subjected to sexual violence and harassment has encouraged persons in lower waged positions with comparable experiences to speak up, seek support from co-workers and unions and exercise their rights to justice so they are not doubly violated.
A new book called In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers, by Bernice Yeung is reviewed in the July 2018 New York Review of Books by Alissa Quart and Barbara Erenreich http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/07/19/workplace-violence-sisters-in-arms/ (link) The reviewers state:
#MeToo has too often ignored the most frequent victims of abuse, however, such as waitresses or hotel housekeepers. » Read the rest
- March 30, 2017
- David Baker
- Comments Off on David Baker comments to the Canadian with Disabilities Act Review
Bakerlaw’s David Baker recently provided his comments to the Canadians with Disabilities Act Review process focusing on employment. His comments are below:
The Minister will accomplish nothing by tampering with human rights protections for individuals with disabilities under the Canadian Human Rights Act. All she could do is weaken substantive provisions. » Read the rest