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Eggs With A Side of Discrimination

Korkomaz v Cora Breakfast and Lunch, 2022 AHRC 126, is a new Alberta Human Rights decision where a cook was fired after providing a doctor’s note

28 November 2022
Highest AHRT Award for Pain and Suffering?

In McCharles v Jaco Line Contractors, 2022 AHRC 115, the Alberta Human Rights Commission awarded $50,000 in pain and suffering for sexual harassment

24 October 2022
AHRT: Employer Requiring Medical Docs for RTW Not Discrimination

Hansen v City of Calgary, 2022 AHRC 112 is an Alberta human rights case where an employee unsuccessfully argued failure to accommodate

17 October 2022
Complainant’s Death and Lack of Affidavit Didn’t Prevent AHRC Victory

In Davies v PSA Construction, 2022 AHRC 98, the complainant was successful in her discrimination claim despite having little of the typically required evidence.

5 September 2022
Triple Hearsay Not Reliable Enough in Alberta Human Rights

Khumbah v Community Living Alternative Services Ltd., 2022 AHRC 91 re-affirms that reliable evidence of discrimination is required in AB human rights

29 August 2022
$5k In Costs Awarded in Human Rights for Poor Litigation Conduct

Fisher v Devolbren, 2022 AHRC 79 is a new Alberta Human Rights case where an employer tried to use intimate photos to embarrass the complainant

15 August 2022
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
Parallel Claims: Human Rights and Civil Claim at the Same Time?

Melnyk v RBC, 2022 AHRC is a new Alberta Human Rights matter where an employer failed to have a parallel human rights action stayed.

16 May 2022

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