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$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
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

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