In the case of Suen v. Envirocon Environmental Services, ULC, the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed that not every change to a parent’s work schedule will amount to discrimination on the basis of family status.
Over the last two decades, British Columbia’s courts have consistently held that there is no common law tort for breach of privacy (or intrusion upon seclusion) in British Columbia because of the similar statutory cause of action under the Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 373.
Employers' obligations are heightened when dealing with temporary foreign workers. This is primarily because of a recognition that temporary foreign workers are usually more vulnerable in the labour market than Canadians or permanent residents.