- 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.
- November 13, 2018
- Hannah Shaikh
- Comments Off on The #metoo and #timesup movements are making their impact on the legal profession
The Law Society’s Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee has just released a report on the activities of the Duty and Harassment Counsel of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). The report shows that there been a 50% increase in discrimination complaints against lawyers this year, including complaints by members of the public and other legal professionals. » Read the rest
- November 12, 2017
- David Baker
- Comments Off on David Baker’s Words of Caution for Applicant Counsel
On November 13, 2017, David Baker will be presenting his paper, “Words of Caution for Applicant Counsel” at the Ontario Bar Association’s program, Your First Application Before the Human Rights Tribunal. Among the critical pieces of advice discussed, is the following:
Applicant counsel owes a duty to their clients to advise them that the HRTO is increasingly denying Applicants accessible justice, particularly in large or systemic cases. » Read the rest
- April 6, 2016
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw’s Emily Shepard Comments on Miscarriage as a Disability
Bakerlaw’s own Emily Shepard commented on the recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario interim decision which held that a miscarriage can be characterized as a disability.