Tag Archives: Human rights at work

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What Do Turtles & Service Dogs Have in Common? Tribunal Practice Update

Tribunal work involves legislation that affects clients with a wide range of legal issues. Employment, environmental issues, and social justice are just a few of the areas that are handled by dozens of tribunals established by the government. Here are some recent cases and reports from tribunals where paralegals may practice:

Paralegal Kristin Bisbee

Client’s Story v. Rules: HRTO Pitfalls to Avoid

Kristin Bisbee is a paralegal experienced in human rights matters. She outlines how even the most-meritorious cases at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) can get derailed by procedural details. Not all cases are won or lost on their merits. Sometimes those merits are never even heard. In matters where procedural questions arise, they […]

Civil Remedy for Human Rights – A Legal First

A London court has awarded human rights damages in a wrongful dismissal action — the first such determination under provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code that were enacted in 2008. The decision found that temporary illnesses or injuries are considered disabilities under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Wilson v. Solis Mexican Foods Inc., 2013 ONSC […]

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