Juan joined Wray Legal LLP as an associate lawyer in 2020 after working at a large full-service firm in Toronto where he gained experience in corporate and commercial law. Prior to this, Juan worked as a lawyer and articling student at a Legal Clinic where he practiced employment law and handled matters before Small Claims […]
Human Rights and the Duty to Accommodate Employees in the Workplace
The Ontario Human Rights Code protects employees from discrimination in employment on the basis of disability and requires that employers accommodate employees to the point of undue hardship. Last year the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario had the opportunity to consider a case of alleged discrimination in employment on the basis of disability and failure […]
Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board: A Case of Employee Benefits and Age Discrimination
While not required by law, extended health benefits are a fairly common benefit provided by employers to their employees. Group health benefits typically include health and dental coverage, prescription drug, and life insurance. However, not all policies are created, or delivered, equally. In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code (“Code”) was amended to prohibit mandatory […]
Is Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency required to work in Canada?
Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, discrimination on the basis of citizenship is prohibited. This means that, as across other social areas, an employer cannot make decisions that are based on your citizenship. Does this protection extend to prohibit employers from making Canadian citizenship or permanent residency a precondition to employment? In Haseeb v Imperial […]