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HTMLThe Chilling Effect
McKenzie Law Firm P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published by Inweekly
Americans rightfully fear government dictating what speech is appropriate. In fact, it was this well-founded fear that gave us what we hold so dear, our First Amendment.

 

HTMLHoliday Parties - Keep the Season Jolly
Ryley Mennie; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 20, 2014
Our colleague in Toronto, Melissa Kennedy, recently posted about the joys and legal perils of workplace holiday parties. Her post is an excellent reminder of best practices every employer should undertake to make sure that a holiday party does not lead to less jolly legal consequences. We reproduce...

 

HTMLAgency Directives and Court Cases Increase Protections for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
McMahon Berger A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
Recently a Labor Department agency directive, an EEOC suit and a U.S. District Court decision have all increased protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

HTMLTransformation Matters in South African Employment Equality
Shehnaz Cassim Moosa; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 19, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
Discrimination can broadly be defined as the biased or unjust treatment of an individual or a group of people that results in that person or group being denied opportunity or rights. Discrimination is often informed by prejudice of some sort, be it class, gender, sexual orientation or race.

 

HTMLOntario Divisional Court Upholds a Worst-Case Scenario Decision from the Human Rights Tribunal
Matthew Demeo; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Last year, we reported on the notable Human Rights Tribunal decision of Fair v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board where the Tribunal ordered the reinstatement, along with over $400,000 in back pay and damages, to an employee despite the employee having been away from the workplace for almost...

 

HTMLHigh-Tech Violations of International Human Rights
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
The United Nations was born in the aftermath of the atrocities committed leading up to World War II. The United Nations Charter is plain in its support for the development of international human rights protection.

 

HTMLOntario Divisional Court Upholds a Worst-Case Scenario Decision from the Human Rights Tribunal
Matthew Demeo; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Last year, we reported on the notable Human Rights Tribunal decision of Fair v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board where the Tribunal ordered the reinstatement, along with over $400,000 in back pay and damages, to an employee despite the employee having been away from the workplace for almost...

 

HTMLAlberta Human Rights Tribunal Upholds Employer's Release in Alleged Discrimination Case
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
In Marquardt v Strathcona County, 2014 AHRC 3, the Alberta Human Rights Commission (“AHRC” or “Tribunal”) considered the validity and enforceability of an employment release that was signed by a departing employee.

 

HTMLWhen a Parent Retires, a Child with Disabilities Could Qualify for SSDI
Leah M. McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
When the parent of an adult with disabilities retires, the child may qualify for federal disability benefits, even if the child has never worked.

 

HTMLNew Book Draws Insights From Adults Living in Specialized Housing
Leah M. McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
For more than 30 years, David Wizansky and his wife, Margot, have developed and operated group homes in the Boston area for adults with developmental disabilities through their company, Specialized Housing. Now David Wizansky has written a book of essays, Identity, Self, and the World: Learning...

 


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