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Discrimination

Business women outside of court house in employment law case.
Absenteeism Termination Found To Be Discrimination

In Smorhay v Goodfellow, the employer terminated employment due to absenteeism, but those absences had been related to human rights grounds.

26 October 2021
Pregnant woman under stress from employer.
Employer Discriminated Despite Not Knowing About Pregnancy

In Turnbull, an Alberta employer fired an employee instead of accommodating them. They did not know she was pregnant, but it was still discriminatory.

19 October 2021
Dismissal Due to Budget Cuts Can Still Be Discrimination

A disabled employee was dismissed due to budget cuts, but the CHRT found that the dismissal was also discriminatory and awarded her damages.

2 September 2021
woman experiencing harassment in the workplace.
“Shop Talk” Not An Excuse: Sexual Harassment Found

A female employee was who sexually harassed at a construction site was awarded $20,000 in general damages for pain and suffering.

25 August 2021
Worker that has been injured and harassed by his employers
Injured Worker Harassed, then Fired: $25k in Human Rights Damages

A pipefitter with a shoulder injury was harassed at work and then fired. He was awarded $25k in general damages plus lost wages.

4 August 2021
Muslim student experiencing discrimination at school.
Court Agrees: School Tangled up in Discrimination Web

The Court upheld the Alberta Human Rights decision that Webber Academy failed to accommodate the religious requirements of some Muslim students.

26 July 2021
Pregnant woman under stress from employer.
Daigle Appeal Rejects Johnstone / Clarifies Family Status Discrimination

ABCA says employee making choice of childcare is irrelevant to whether employer’s new schedule is prima facie discriminatory to that employee.

18 June 2021

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