Duty To Accommodate

Human Rights, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Transformation

This article was originally published in Transition, the magazine of Disability Alliance BC, Winter, 2019.

June 1, 2020

One of the purposes of human rights law is to identify and eliminate persistent patterns of inequality. Yet people with disabilities still face many barriers to participation and inclusion […]

Mental Health and Human Rights – Part 3: Duty to Inquire

By Laura Track, Human Rights Lawyer, May 8, 2020

Part 3: Duty to Inquire

This week is Mental Health Week. To mark the occasion, we’ve published this three-part series on Mental Health and Human Rights.

In Part 1 of the series, we talked about the stigma […]

Mental Health and Human Rights – Part 2: Duty to Accommodate

By Laura Track, Human Rights Lawyer, May 6, 2020

Part 2 – Duty to Accommodate

In Part 1 of our Mental Health and Human Rights series in honour of Mental Health Week, we talked about human rights protections for people with mental illness. The BC […]

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: , , |

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: , |