Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc. struck down a termination clause. This was not groundbreaking as this court has struck down a number of termination clauses in recent years.
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.
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.