Tag Archives: Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO)

Scent allergy

A Breach is a Breach, No Matter How Small

Paralegal Kristin Bisbee summarizes a recent case that highlights the risks of ignoring the terms of a tribunal settlement. How much accommodation is enough, and what can an Applicant do if an employer breaches the terms? As an employer, you’ve received an Application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) and you are now […]

Ministry of the Attorney General

Online Resolution Plans in the Works for Ontario Tribunals

Disputes in the Social Justice cluster of tribunals — including Landlord & Tenant, the Social Benefits Tribunal and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario — may be moved out of the public system, to an online dispute resolution system (ODR). Brendan Crawley, Senior Coordinator, Media Relations Communications Branch with the Ministry of the Attorney General, […]

Paralegal Karen Fair

Civil or Tribunal Remedy for Human Rights Breach?

Paralegal Karen Fair summarizes a case in which an application was dismissed by the Human Rights Tribunal. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) reiterates jurisdiction rules in Toker v. 1044765 Ontario Inc., 2014 HRTO 1159 (CanLII). The tribunal found that, where an applicant makes the same claim regarding human rights violations requesting the same […]

Sexist Jokes, Thigh Rubs, Butt-slaps – Unisex Salon Pays for Harassment

Three former employees of a Toronto hair salon have been awarded a total of more than $150,000 compensation for the sexual harassment they endured, and wages they lost when they quit or were fired. A Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) hearing determined that The Ultimate Cut Unisex, Rocco Valentini and Paul Portelli were jointly […]

HRTO Rejects Interim Reinstatement Request

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) has denied a request from the head of a corporate legal department to be reinstated in her job while her application alleging discrimination is considered. In January, Baljit Kaura filed a request for an interim remedy with the HRTO. She asked to be reinstated in her role as […]

Senior citizens

Elder Care: A New Human Rights Test

Elder care is considered in a test for evaluating family status accommodation requests in a recent tribunal decision. In Devaney v. ZRV Holdings Limited, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal provides some guidance, establishing a new test. Focusing on the distinction between the “preferences” and “needs” of employees, the tribunal also confirms that care for elderly […]

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