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Case Summary and Analysis: Supreme Court denies leave in family status discrimination case: what this means for the legal test for discrimination

August 29, 2019

An analysis of the consequences of differing tests for family status discrimination amongst Canadian jurisdictions, and discussion of the troubling re-introduction of the distinction between direct and indirect discrimination.…Read More

Case Summary and analysis: Recent Divisional Court case in Ontario affirms the contextual approach in Ontario for accommodating addictions disabilities in the workplace

Divisional Court confirms that a contextual, human rights analysis is required where a person with an addictions disability is terminated.…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: Simpson v Prananjen Group Ltd. o/a Nimigon Retirement Home

A further analysis of the development of the test for family status discrimination in different jurisdictions, considering a recent decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: Suen v. Envirocon Environmental Services, ULC

March 01, 2019

The test for prima facie discrimination on the protected ground of family status - an overview of the current legal framework and a brief analysis of a recent BCCA decision.…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: Alford v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 ONSC 4269

A question of jurisdiction for challenging the authority of the LSO to require that all licensees create and abide by a Statement of Principles that acknowledges their obligation to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.…Read More

Focus: Bona Fide Academic Requirements in the New OHRC Policy

September 28, 2018

Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new Policy on Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities…Read More



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