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Hiring human resources staff member v. a human resources consultant

As Human Resources (HR) Consultants, we have often been posed the question: Why should we hire you rather than just hiring an HR employee?

 

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Employer liable under human rights for consultant’s discriminatory action

While many employers in Canada understand that they have obligations under human rights legislation, they likely do not appreciate that they can also be liable if a consultant contracted to provide services on their behalf engages in discriminatory action. This is what occurred in Ontario in the recent case of Reiss v CCH Canadian Limited, 2013 HRTO 764.

 

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