Have you ever been in a shop playing edgy modern music and been offended by the lyrics? One woman recently took her complaint to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal only to be told she


Continue Reading BC Human Rights Tribunal determines that rap music played in boutique did not constitute discrimination under human rights legislation

On March 6, 2018, the Hon. Kevin Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour, introduced legislation entitled Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018. Bill 203 is part of a government initiative in Ontario to close the
Continue Reading Pay Transparency Act, 2018: Ontario introduces legislation directed at the gender wage gap

The Supreme Court of Canada has recently released its decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62, on appeal from the British Columbia Court of Appeal. This decision expands the
Continue Reading The expanded scope of human rights protection: The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk

Employment law and human rights law have protections for employees who take time off work because of injuries or sickness. Physical or mental disability is also a protected ground and cannot be a reason or
Continue Reading Employee dismissed while on medical leave did not face discrimination, BC Human Rights Tribunal rules