Employer Cannot Turn Blind Eye to Employee’s Disability

By Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, First Reference Inc. A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta, Kvaska v Gateway Motors (Edmonton) Ltd., 2020 AHRC 94, confirms the law on accommodation of alcohol addiction. In this case, the human …

Teacher Reinstated and Educated Following Anti-Indigenous Racism

By Lewis Waring, Licensed Paralegal, Student-at-Law, Editor, First Reference Inc. In Saskatchewan Polytechnic Faculty Assn. and Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Derow), 2020 CanLII 78471 (SK LA), Re (“Derow”), a unionized teacher’s dismissal related to racist comments against indigenous persons was set aside …

Open Question of Jurisdictional Boundaries of Labour Arbitrators and Human Rights Tribunals Makes Its Way to the Supreme Court of Canada

Written by Lewis Waring, Paralegal, Scholar-at-law, Editor, First Reference Inc. Results of unionization on the employment relationship Unions have a range of important results on the employment relationship and tremendously have an effect on the rights and obligations of employers …

Supreme Court of Canada Refuses to Hear an Appeal on Campbell River Family Status Test

A earlier Slaw article (which you’ll learn right here) mentioned the current British Columbia Court of Appeal determination that confirmed that the stringent check set out in Well being Sciences Assoc of BC v Campbell River and North Island Transition …