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School (Still) Tied Up In Discrimination Web: ABCA

Webber Academy v Alberta (HRC), 2023 ABCA 194, was the School’s Appeal on Competing Statutory Objectives: Secular School and Prayer

26 June 2023
Female RT Sexually Harassed and Was Racist = Just Cause

In HSAA v AHS, 2023 CanLii 37831 (ABGAA), a female respiratory therapist with long service harassed a male coworker. Just cause for dismissal upheld.

19 June 2023
Bus Driver Teaches Passengers Lesson and Gets Fired

In Diversified Transportation v Teamsters Local 362, 2023 CanLii 32700, a bus driver slammed on the brakes to scare the passengers into sitting down

12 June 2023
What Incentives are you Owed in Calgary Workplace?
Non-Solicitation and Other Breaches in Alberta Employment Law Case

In Catch Engineering v Mai, 2023 ABKB 279, Justice Armstrong found an Alberta employee breached his obligations of non-solicitation and good faith

5 June 2023
Workplace Investigations by Calgary Employment Lawyers Being Investigated
Untangling the Impact of Horrocks on Human Rights Law In Alberta

This article aims to untangle the jurisdictional web of Horrocks in Alberta as considered by the AHRC and the Courts in Blackie, Grewal and Prodaniuk

30 May 2023
Alberta Recognizes New Tort of Harassment!

AHS v Johnston, 2023 ABKB 209 (Feasby) recognizes a new tort of Harassment in Alberta, which could be used in employment law cases

28 May 2023
Severance Review by Lawyers in Calgary including Incentive Pay Services.
ACJ Case Illustrates the Cost of Being Rude

Lutz v Fabian Seeds Farms, 2023 ABCJ 109 is an Alberta case where an employee and employer learned that being rude in court has a price

22 May 2023
AHRC Says Context Needed In Accommodation Case

In Vashisht v CitiFinancial, 2023 AHRC 44, the Alberta human rights tribunal ruled that CitiFinancial did not discriminate on the basis of family status regarding childcare

15 May 2023
ABKB Gives AHRC Direction On Screening And Credibility

In Shodunke v Alberta (Human Rights Commission), 2023 ABKB 260, the Court defined the limits on the AHRC’s ability to dismiss cases without a hearing

7 May 2023
Duty to Inquire and CTE Discrimination in Alberta Human Rights

Calkins v Broadview Homes (Alberta) Ltd., 2023 AHRC 45 is a human rights case where symptoms triggered a duty to inquire before termination

1 May 2023
AHRC Resists Adding Employees As Respondents

In Reed v CNRL, 2023 AHRC 43, the Alberta human rights complainant attempted to bring her claim against her manager directly

20 April 2023
Paramedics Warned For Slow Response Win Grievance

In AHS v HSAA, 2023 Canlii 21614 (Lehmond and Middleton), two paramedics were given written warnings for a response time. That was overturned.

11 April 2023
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How a wrongful dismissal can lead to $1.2 million in LTD benefits December 12, 2022
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2022 Employment Law Alberta Year in Review December 6, 2022
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Bow River Law has been recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of the best law firms in 2023 November 15, 2022
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One of Bow River Law’s leaders was awarded a spot in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for work in labour and employment law August 29, 2022
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Calgary mayor's former chief of staff receives $104K payout after 3 months on job April 27, 2022
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Vaccine backlash: Calgary oil giant facing dozens of lawsuits from former employees over COVID-19 shot April 22, 2022
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Calgary man says he's owed $25K in unpaid wages by software company April 20, 2022
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Why is HR failing when it comes to harassment complaints? April 5, 2022
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2021 Employment Law Alberta Year in Review December 2, 2021
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Fired for violating COVID-19 protocols September 6, 2021
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Calgary employment lawyer explains what lifting mask and isolation requirements mean for the workplace July 30, 2021
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Could you be fired for refusing vaccination? July 23, 2021
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Could mandatory vaccinations become a condition of employment in some sectors? April 14, 2021
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Webber Academy asks judge to overturn Muslim prayer order April 1, 2021
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