Tag archives: discrimination in employment

What Protection do Employees have Against Race Discrimination?

Discrimination in Quebec’s labour relations is mainly covered by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. Both protect an employee from being wronged by his employer based on race or ethnical differences. They offer employees a broad scope of protection namely with regards to hiring, dismissal, … Continue reading

What protection from discrimination do employees have on grounds of gender in Quebec?

The Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (Quebec Charter) provides the right not to be discriminated against on the grounds of sex. In the employment context, this protection has a wide scope that extends notably, but without limitation, to hiring, to the conditions of employment and to dismissal. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) … Continue reading

Do you really need that information? Be cautious when asking for information during the recruitment process

Anti-discrimination legislation in Queensland, Victoria, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory prohibit asking a person, either orally or in writing, to supply information on which unlawful discrimination might be based. A recent decision of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) demonstrates the impact these prohibitions have on an employer’s ability to request … Continue reading

Case Brief: On a partner’s right to claim discrimination in employment

On May 22, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that a partner in a BC law firm could not invoke human rights protection against age discrimination in employment to prevent his mandatory retirement. In McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2014 SCC 39, the Court held that the existence of an employment relationship was determined by … Continue reading
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