Human Rights and Discrimination

June 4, 2012

Out of the Blue by Jan Wong: A Review – by an Employment Lawyer…

I picked up Jan Wong’s latest book Out of the Blue out of professional interest.  As an employment lawyer, I had heard that the book was […]
October 26, 2012

Racial Discrimination Suit Against The Bachelor Dismissed: Would We Get The Same Result?

Should freedom of expression always trump racial equality in broadcasting?  In a nutshell, that was the issue to be decided by a Tennessee district court earlier […]
February 12, 2013

Federal Court: Family Status includes Child Care Responsibilities Under Human Rights Act

Are Canadian employers required to accommodate child care challenges of their employees?  Is this covered by “family status?”  A recent decision of the Canadian Federal Court […]
February 27, 2013

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Hate Speech Restrictions

The Supreme Court of Canada handed down a lengthy but fascinating decision today in the case of Saskatchewan (Human Rights commission) v. William Whatcott.  The case […]