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Alberta Skip Driver Wins Discrimination Claim Against Restaurant

In Haverluck, 2022 AHRC 75 a Skip driver won a discrimination complaint against Burger Boy after it refused to give him drink trays for orders with only 1 drink (he has one arm). 

2 August 2022
Employment Stds Decision Won’t Always Prevent Going to Human Rights

A New Alberta Human Rights decision found that getting an employment standards decision will not necessarily prevent proceeding in human rights.

25 July 2022
Religion Successfully Used for Employee’s COVID-19 Vax Refusal

In Public Health Sudbury v ONA, 2022 CanLii 48440, a nurse was able to claim a religious / creed exemption from a COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

11 July 2022
Woman receiving a letter confirming a dismissal from her job.
$50k in General Damages for Sexual Harassment in Alberta

In Yaschuk v Emerson Electric, 2022 AHRC 62, an employee was awarded $50k for the pain and suffering sexual harassment at work caused her.

6 June 2022
A woman who is stressed out because of covid-19 lay-offs and dismissals
Old Evidence of Miscarriage Allowed to Establish Disability In Alberta

In Jackson v Maskwacis Ambulance, 2022 AHRC 53, an employer argued evidence about a miscarriage should be barred for being over a year old

23 May 2022
A construction worker that has been affected by covid-19
Shift Change and Lay-Off Discrimination in Alberta

Woods v North American, 2022 AHRC 26 is a new Alberta Human Rights Tribunal case where an employee with acid reflux was discriminated against

2 May 2022
Verbal Human Rights Settlement Agreement Upheld

Therien v Arbor Memorial Services is an Alberta Human Rights case where a complainant tried unsuccessfully to get out of a verbal settlement agreement.

11 April 2022
Discriminatory Employment Termination of Alcoholic in Alberta

In Gregg v Canwel, 2022 AHRC 28, an alcoholic employee in Alberta was terminated due to absenteeism, and this was found to be discrimination.

28 March 2022
Employer Discriminates Regarding Gender Pronouns

Nelson v Goodberry, 2021 BCHRT 137 is a human rights case where an employer discriminated by refusing to use an employee’s preferred pronouns.

21 February 2022
The Human Rights Accommodation Two-Way Street

In Zupcic v Saputo, 2022 AHRC 13, termination of employment was not discriminatory where a disabled employee did not do her part in accommodation.

9 February 2022
Defective Release Found to Prevent Human Rights Complaint

An employee signed a release which was arguably problematic, but he was still prevented from bringing an Alberta human rights discrimination complaint.

4 January 2022
Employers Do Not Always Have to Inquire About Mental Disability

In Cliff v HMQ Alberta, an employer was not required to have inquired about a mental disability prior to seeking performance improvement.

30 November 2021

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