Reaching Out – Eighth Edition

Dear Friends, Before everyone becomes distracted by the beautiful weather and blooming flowers, we wanted to provide you with our Spring Edition of Reaching Out. We hope that it will give you some valuable information that you can put to good use during the hazy days of summer. Leanne N. Fisher, an Associate in our…

Reaching Out – Sixth Edition

Dear Friends, With summer heating up, burning human resources issues continue to smolder as well. At Hicks Morley, we hope that you are enjoying the summer sunshine and we welcome you to the Summer 2014 Edition of Reaching Out, designed to address a number of relevant practical issues of particular interest and application to management…

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

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,…

The Hydro-Québec Decision: Restoring Balance to the Accommodation Analysis

INTRODUCTION Following on the heels of its recent decisions in McGill University Health Centre and Honda Canada Inc. v. Keays, the Supreme Court of Canada has issued yet another helpful decision dealing with the employer’s duty to accommodate. In Hydro-Québec v. Syndicat des employé-e-s de techniques professionnelles et de bureau d’Hydro-Québec, section locale 2000 (SCFP-FTQ),…