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Top Ten Human Rights Tips for Employers during COVID-19

By Laura Track, Human Rights Lawyer and Educator, March 30, 2020

Top Ten Human Rights Tips for Employers during COVID-19

Employers across British Columbia are making incredibly difficult decisions right now about terminations, temporary layoffs, and how to maintain safe and healthy workplaces. Many employment lawyers have […]

2020-03-30T15:01:01-07:00March 30, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Ground-breaking human rights hearing for Indigenous families in the foster care system

By Aleem Bharmal, QC, Human Rights Lawyer

The BC Human Rights Clinic is representing an Indigenous mother in the case RR v Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) which is set to proceed to hearing at the BC Human Rights Tribunal from […]

New Resource- Guide to Enforcing a Tribunal Order or Settlement Agreement

By Alanna Tom, CLAS Articling Student

New Resource – Guide to Enforcing a Tribunal Order or Settlement Agreement

Clients sometimes ask us what happens if a respondent does not comply with the terms of a settlement agreement. People may also wonder how the Tribunal enforces its orders […]

Who’s Who in BC’s Human Rights Landscape?

By Laura Track

There are several important players in BC’s human rights landscape. Because so many have “human rights” in their name, it’s easy to mix them up.

Here are four of the key players:

The BC Human Rights Tribunal

The Tribunal is like a court. It hears and […]

“Squishing” into a tight rental housing market: Family status protections for tenants

By Laura Track

This article was originally published in the Winter 2018 issue of Landlord BC’s magazine called The Key.

Robbin Abernathy is the mother in a family of six.[1] Like many families in BC, she has struggled to find appropriate rental housing for […]

2019-06-12T14:46:56-07:00December 5, 2018|Tags: , |

Human Rights Tribunal decision provides important remedies for resort workers

By Jonathan Blair

In March of this year, a lawyer with the Human Rights Clinic, Dan Soiseth, represented a group of nine former employees (the Complainants) at a BC Human Rights Tribunal hearing against their former employer, Spruce Hill Resort and Spa Ltd. (the Resort) and […]

2019-06-12T13:05:32-07:00November 7, 2018|Tags: |

Accommodating mental health – breaking down the stigma

By Abisola Omotayo

recent decision[1] of the BC Human Rights Tribunal emphasizes the need for service providers to accommodate individuals with mental health issues. The case involved the alleged denial of service by a BC restaurant to a person with mental illnesses. The customer […]

2019-06-12T13:59:53-07:00October 29, 2018|Tags: , , |

Equality in Hiring – When are interview questions discriminatory?

By Jonathan Blair

Applying for a job can be an exciting and stress-inducing time. The stakes are high for job applicants – their literal livelihood may depend on the outcome. We all want to make a good impression and be evaluated on the skills and experience […]

2019-09-19T10:47:01-07:00October 24, 2018|Tags: , , , |