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Discrimination

Inaccessible Inclusion: Privacy, Disclosure and Accommodation of Mental Illness in the Workplace

Author: Nicholas Caivano Abstract Many employees living with mental health disabilities recognize the risk of being stigmatized by co-workers and supervisors and are reluctant to disclose their diagnoses. Employees who disclose their mental health conditions may face restricted opportunities, micro-management,… Continue Reading →

Acadianité et droits de la personne : autodétermination identitaire, membriété, langue et droit des minorités nationales

Auteurs: Mark C. Power et Darius Bossé Résumé Dans cet article, les auteurs argumentent que les lois en matière de droits de la personne peuvent servir, au Canada, de mécanismes complémentaires à la Charte permettant de réaliser l’égalité de statut… Continue Reading →

Under the Influence: Discrimination Under Human Rights Legislation and Section 15 of the Charter

Author: Jennifer Koshan Abstract In this paper, I review the approaches to discrimination under human rights legislation and the Charter, considering the Supreme Court of Canada’s historical approaches through to its most recent decisions in Moore v British Columbia and… Continue Reading →

Conceptual Challenges in the Application of Discrimination Law in the Workplace

Author: Stan Lanyon Abstract The 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision in BC v BCGEU introduced a “unified approach” to the law of discrimination, rebutting the “conventional approach” represented by a trilogy of earlier religious discrimination cases. Since 1999 the… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy as a “Personal Circumstance”? Miceli-Riggins and Canadian Equality Jurisprudence

Author: Mel Cousins Abstract This article examines the recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Miceli-Riggins v Canada (Attorney General) as an example of the approach which Canadian courts are taking to the interpretation of section 15 of… Continue Reading →

Law Firm Partners and the Scope of Labour Laws

Authors: Brian Langille and Pnina Alon-Shenker Abstract In this article, we argue for purposive interpretation of statutory labour laws when issues of their “scope” or “range of application” arise. While this purposive approach has been rhetorically dominant, it often fails… Continue Reading →

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