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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Please release me

Employers and trade unions customarily conclude grievance settlements with a provision that the arbitrator “shall remain seized” over any disputes arising from the agreement. However, a vice-chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has called into question the enforceability of this customary term. (In PDF)

Federal Court of Appeal confirms obligation to accommodate child care responsibilities

The Federal Court of Appeal released two long-awaited decisions confirming that childcare obligations fall under the scope of family status under the Canadian Human Rights Act, and clarifying the test for meeting a prima facie case of discrimination on the prohibited ground of family status.

Partners may face mandatory retirement

A partner in a business may not be protected by the employment provisions of British Columbia’s Human Rights Code, according to a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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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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