Metro - Canadian employers have historically taken an ignorant view of human rights tribunals and their often extraordinary decisions. But that may be quickly changing.
Sweeping changes to human rights legislation and left-leaning adjudicators directed to interpret remedial legislation — such as human rights laws — in a broad and inclusive manner, should leave employers very concerned. Here are some of the reasons why…
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CTV – Mr. Bates’ opponents, which includes most of the faculty, accuse him of bullying, harassment and intimidation, and say he has disregarded established academic rules and treated students like “customers.”…
The feud came to head last week when the university’s Office of Human Rights and Equity Services released a report on its review of the allegations…
Problems within the business school, named after retired Canadian businessman Michael DeGroote, aren’t new. The report said there had been a 20-year history of discord at the school, with deans being pitted against faculty members. Every dean ever except Mr. Bates served only one term and left in part because of the infighting, the report said.
[Edmonton Sun] MEDICINE HAT — Citing problems with violence and vandalism, some businesses in this southern Alberta city are banning British soldiers.
One local pub recently placed a sign on the door warning that the soldiers are not welcome. Other businesspeople have reported they have had to close shop for sanitation after soldiers urinated on the carpet or vomited on a pool table.
There have also been reports of soldiers damaging facilities, stealing tips from waitresses and exposing themselves to other patrons.
“You can’t paint all people of a certain colour or a certain race, you can’t stereotype every single one of them and say ‘Every single one of them is going to cause harm,’ ” said Marie Riddle, director of the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission.
However, there is a clause in the Human Rights Act that says if a business can demonstrate they have reasonable and justifiable causes, they can discriminate against a customer.
All parties agreed to settle the case at the HRTO, and the OHRC is pleased with the agreement. As part of the settlement, Intelligarde agreed to develop and implement a written anti-discrimination policy that addresses racial profiling, to provide this policy to all staff and future clients, and to provide ongoing human rights training to its security officers.