It’s been almost six months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ontario. During this time the government has introduced a number of new income support programs and new laws. There was no play book for handling this crisis.
Family Status Accommodation
In the employment context, family status discrimination cases often arise when an employee requests a change in their schedule or their regular working hours in order to permit them the opportunity to care for a child or a parent.
The human rights landscape in Ontario has been fraught with differing legal standards and understandings of what an employer’s legal obligations are regarding family status accommodation.