Articles about ‘Racial Discrimination’

New Decision Puts Responsibility on Employers to Remedy Poisoned Work Environments

  • July 24, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s recent decision in George v 1735475 Ontario Limited (2017 HRTO 761) is an important precedent in combatting discrimination that permeates a work environment. This type of discrimination is known as a ‘poisoned environment’. In this case, a construction company was found liable for a racially poisoned environment. » Read the rest

An End to Barriers at the HRTO for Victims of Racial Discrimination

  • September 19, 2013
  • BakerLaw
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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

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