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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Men’s Day was discriminatory and led to retaliation

An employee complained to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that she was terminated after filing an internal grievance with her employer who excluded female employees from a customer appreciation day that was for men only. The employer did not think that a gender-exclusive event like Men’s Day was inappropriate. The Tribunal disagreed.

Employer pays price for assumptions about employee disability

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that an employer discriminated against an employee on the ground of disability when it alleged that the employee was making up the disability and requesting time off work under false pretences.

Knee-jerk reaction to accommodation request costly

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal just held that an employee was discriminated against on the ground of physical disability after an employer refused to return her to work even though her doctor cleared her to go back on three conditions that required some accommodation.

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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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