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Human Rights Bills Address Genetic Traits, Police Records, & Immigration Status

Two Bills proposing significant amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code were recently tabled by the Ontario Legislature. Should the Bills pass and become law, new non-discrimination obligations for provincially…

HRTO: No Absolute Right to Marijuana Use at Work

In a recent decision at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”), the HRTO confirmed that there is no absolute right to the use of medical marijuana in the workplace…

Addressing Workplace Harassment on Parliament Hill

The #metoo movement and the receny resignation of several high-level Canadian politicians, including Patrick Brown (the former PC Leader in Ontario) and Kent Hehr (the former federal Sport and Disabilities…

Canadian Human Rights Act Expands to Include ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender Expression

The Canadian Human Rights Act has officially added “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the list of protected grounds.  This means that employees and other individuals will be protected from…