2008 Fall issue

FOCUS ON HUMAN RIGHTS Human rights issues: Expanding across the labour and employment spectrum LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS Boundaries of religious accommodation better defined Little car, big fear: When is a disability a disability? PROFILE The rights stuff Download PDF

School Board Update

IN THIS ISSUE Hicks Morley Negotiation Support Services Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Defers to Special Education Tribunal Occasional Teacher Timetables Duties of Principals Burden of Proof in Discharge Cases Accommodation of Religious Holidays TPA Arbitration and Motion for Non-Suit School Security and Office Staff HICKS MORLEY NEGOTIATION SUPPORT SERVICES Did you know that more…

Religious Accommodation: Tribunal Finds Two Paid Days of Religious Leave Not Required

INTRODUCTION On September 3, 2008, Vice-Chair Sherry Liang of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario issued a very helpful decision in Markovic v. Autocom Manufacturing Ltd., 2008 HRTO 64 (argued by Chris Riggs and Catherine Peters of Hicks Morley). The Autocom decision provides some much-needed clarification concerning the accommodation of religious observances. Of particular interest,…