human rights

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 […]

Advancing Justice for Indigenous Peoples

Last week, news broke that an Indigenous man and his 12 year-old grand-daughter were arrested and handcuffed by Vancouver police. They had gone to a Bank of Montreal branch to open the girl’s first bank account, but a staffer apparently became suspicious and called […]

Ontario Court finds University Discriminated in Admissions Decision: Longueepee v. University of Waterloo

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released an important decision about a university’s duty to accommodate a student with disabilities. The Longueépée decision sets out legal principles with potentially significant impacts on students with disabilities and service providers alike, making it an important case for parties on both sides to know.

2020-03-30T15:17:20-07:00November 21, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]