Ontario Human Rights Code: Quick Reference - 2018 Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7943-4
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 420 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2017-12-21
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $93.00

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Description

An essential quick reference for understanding the Ontario Human Rights Code

The Ontario Human Rights Code: Quick Reference provides an overview of Ontario’s Human Rights Code (the “Code”) in a concise and easy-to-understand format. It explains key concepts in discrimination law, including the grounds of discrimination and reasonable accommodation. It includes the full text of the Code, the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and its plain language guide.

New in the 2018 edition

  • Statistical breakdowns of applications filed under the Code.
  • Overview of the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Policy on medical information in the context of disability-related accommodation.
  • Discussion of the recent court and tribunal cases, including the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp. with respect to the termination of employees with addictions under “zero tolerance” drug and alcohol policies.
  • Guidance in respect of the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s policy on gender-based dress codes.
  • Expansion of the discussion of family status discrimination and accommodation with respect to eldercare responsibilities.
  • Newly updated list of the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s policies.
About the Author

Jamie Knight, LL.B., practices labour and employment law as a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti  LLP in the firm’s Hamilton and Toronto offices. Jamie has almost thirty-five years of experience working with his clients to improve the effectiveness of their human resources relationships.  Jamie represents employers in all aspects of dealing with their unionized and non-unionized employees. Jamie’s practice features wrongful dismissal, human rights, health and safety, privacy, labour board hearings, collective bargaining and labour arbitrations. Jamie is an author/co-author of some twenty publications – almost all in multiple editions.  He is a teacher, frequent speaker, and pro-active advocate for workplaces that work.

Jamie has been on the Board of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (“CACE”) since 2008 and is currently Past President. In 2017, Jamie was named the Canadian HR Reporter 2017 Employment Lawyer of the Year, as selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In addition to a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, Jamie has maintained a high ranking for many years in other respected sources, including the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (in the categories of Employment Law and Labour Relations ), the Martindale-Hubbell Directory, Best Lawyers, and in Who’s Who Legal: Canada under the Management Labour and Employment practice area.

Melanie McNaught, LL.B., is a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, practising in all areas of labour and employment law. Melanie earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University in 1999, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 2002. Melanie articled at the Ontario Court of Appeal before joining the firm as an associate.

Giovanna Di Sauro, J.D., is an Associate in the Toronto office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, practising in all areas of labour and employment law. Prior to attending law school, Giovanna received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in molecular biology and biochemistry from Simon Fraser University. Giovanna received her Juris Doctor in 2014 from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. While at Queen’s, Giovanna was one of the recipients of the 2013-14 Denis Marshall Contribution Award. Giovanna also served as research assistant for the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, and as Senior Student Editor for the Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal.

Evan J. Daikov, J.D., is an Associate in the Toronto office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, practising in all areas of labour and employment law. Prior to attending law school, Evan received a Master of Arts in English from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, with High Distinction) in English and Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Evan received his Juris Doctor in 2015 from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. While at UofT, Evan was a recipient of the McMillan LLP Scholarship. Evan also volunteered with Downtown Legal Services, a community legal clinic, and worked for Law in Action within Schools, a legal education program.

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