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“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 […]

2019-06-12T13:54:27-07:00October 24, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Tenants and medical marijuana: Rights and responsibilities

By Laura Track

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

With marijuana legalization on the near horizon, landlords need to be aware of their obligations under BC’s Human Rights Code. There are situations where human rights laws […]

2019-06-12T13:52:44-07:00July 30, 2018|Tags: , , |

Creating Inclusive Workplaces through Accommodation

By Laura Track

This article was originally published in Visions magazine, BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal.

Under Canadian human rights law, employers have an obligation to adjust workplace rules, policies and practices that have a negative impact on employees or job applicants with disabilities. In other words, employers […]

2019-06-12T13:47:00-07:00May 28, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Accommodating right means accommodating rights!

By Laura Track

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

As landlords, you’re in the business of providing accommodations. You provide homes for all sorts of people every day – that’s your job, and you know it […]

2019-06-12T13:42:11-07:00May 24, 2018|Tags: , |