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Blind Justice: Service Animals & Ontario Law

Paralegal and SCOPE contributor Baruch Lipinsky summarizes recent Human Rights Tribunal decisions that affect service providers and people who use service animals. In Ontario, blind people who are accompanied by their service dogs have been asked to leave stores, marketplaces and restaurants by merchants who are not aware of the difference between these animals and […]

HRTO: Restaurant to pay $100,000

Three Muslim workers at a popular Toronto restaurant have been awarded almost $100,000. A human rights tribunal found they had been forced to eat pork, mocked for speaking Bengali, frequently called sh-t, and threatened with replacement by “white” staff. In an 80-page decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) said the owners of Le […]

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