A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal appears to have changed the criteria for the type of employer conduct that will constitute prima facie discrimination on the basis of family status.
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.
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.