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Discrimination

Colour as a Discrete Ground of Discrimination

Authors: Joshua Sealy-Harrington & Jonnette Watson Hamilton Abstract Colour, as a ground of discrimination, is usually equated with or subsumed under the ground of race. We argue that colour does and should have a discrete role in human rights and… Continue Reading →

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 →

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