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)
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.
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.