Court of Appeal agrees it was not patently unreasonable for BC Human Rights Tribunal to summarily dismiss appellant’s discrimination complaint following his termination for using dating apps to hook up with male students on campus where he worked

15. November 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Tribunal – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Employment – Termination of employment – Off-duty conduct – Human rights – Discrimination – Sexual orientation Conklin v. University of British Columbia, [2022] B.C.J. No. 1827, 2022 BCCA 333, British Columbia Court of ...

Two options to calculate compensation in lieu of reinstatement after unjust dismissal

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Labour and employment boards – Compensation – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness – Costs – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Correctness – Employment – Remuneration Hussey v. Bell Mobility Inc., [2022] F.C.J. No. 790, 2022 FCA 95, Federal Court of Appeal, May 31, 2022, ...

Procedural Fairness and the Duty to Disclose

17. September 2019 0
Where information that is central to a complaint forms the basis for a report prepared by an investigator of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, this information must be disclosed to the complainant. It is not sufficient to provide a summary of the information to the complainant in a report. The duty to disclose is high ...

The Appellant, Envirocon Environmental Services ULC, successfully appealed a Chambers decision. The Chambers Judge had refused to interfere with the Tribunal’s application of the legal test for indirect or adverse effect discrimination. The Court of Appeal held the Tribunal’s decision was patently unreasonable.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human rights tribunal – Discrimination – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Patent unreasonableness – Employment – Termination of employment Envirocon Environmental Services ULC v. Suen, [2019] B.C.J. No. 146, 2019 BCCA 46, British Columbia Court of Appeal, February 5, 2019, S.D. Frankel, S. Stromberg-Stein ...

Paramedic found to be in the course of his employment when injured on his day off while assisting on-duty paramedics with a fellow music festival attendee who had collapsed

15. May 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Workers Compensation Boards – Benefits – Paramedics – Judicial review – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Employment Simcoe (County) v. Ontario (Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal), [2018] O.J. No. 1081, 2018 ONSC 1319, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, March 1, 2018, F.N. Marrocco A.C.J.S.C.J., F.P. Kiteley and M.G.J. ...

ABQB upholds Chief Commissioner’s decision on judicial review, concluding the Chief Commissioner drew a reasonable inference that preference for a female babysitter could be easily explained

20. February 2018 0
A man complained to the Human Rights Commission that he was discriminated against based on gender when a woman failed to consider him for a babysitting position she posted on Kijiji on the basis that he was male. She was looking for someone to babysit her child in her home and preferred a female. The ...

Unsuccessful application for judicial review of decision made by Social Security Tribunal denying Applicant’s claim for disability benefits

20. February 2018 0
The Applicant, Ms. Garshowitz, was unsuccessful in her application for judicial review of a decision made by the Respondent’s Social Security Tribunal. The Tribunal had denied the Applicant’s claim for disability benefits. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Pension Appeals Board – Hearing de novo – Judicial review – Appeals – Procedural requirements and fairness ...

Supreme Court of Canada affirms BC Human Rights Tribunal decision to dismiss application, finding the HRT had jurisdiction over the complaint where section 13 only requires a sufficient nexus with the employment context, and not necessarily a relationship of economic power

20. February 2018 0
The BC Human Rights Tribunal dismissed a respondent’s application to dismiss a complaint against him on the basis that the HRT did not have jurisdiction. The complaint was made by an individual who was not employed by the respondent or the respondent’s employer, but rather, they worked on a mutual project together. The respondent argued ...

SKCA upholds Labour Relations Board decision that complainant under the repealed OHS Act could release an employer with respect to any past wrongdoing that is personal to the complainant

20. December 2017 0
Appeal from decision of Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board regarding whether a complainant under employment legislation could release an employer with respect to wrongdoing that occurred in the past and is personal to the complainant rather than systemic in nature. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Labour and employment boards – Appeals – Employment – Termination ...