Human Rights Law

How to Accommodate Transgendered or Gender-Nonconforming Students in Schools

ABSTRACT It is well established that non-discrimination is a core value of our education system, and that schools are required to provide a tolerant and non-discriminatory learning environment for all […]

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Alberta Court Transgender Teacher Decision

Overview On March 17, 2016 the Honourable Mr. Justice Donald Lee ruled that Mr. Jan Buterman’s appeal regarding October 2014 and February 2015 decisions of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal […]

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Human Rights and Ageism

Human Rights Issues and Ageism in Educational Hiring When hiring a new employee it is imperative to be aware of the relative governing employment and labour laws, especially those concerning […]

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Human Rights Alert

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ 1. Overview Before Bill 107, when giving advice to Boards of Education about a complaint received from the Human Rights Commission, it has been: relax.  Ten […]

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Addictions in the Workplace

When an employee has an addiction, certain human rights obligations are triggered for employers.  Navigating these obligations can be a minefield.  Fortunately, the Supreme Court of Canada has recently provided […]

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