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Disabilities and Addiction in the Workplace

Employee alcohol and drug addictions in the workplace can be very difficult issues for employers to manage. Addiction is recognized as a mental disability, which means that employers cannot automatically terminate employees because of their addiction. On the contrary, employers are required to accommodate those employees to the point of undue hardship. Section 7 of […]


Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, JD, MA, LLM is the Research Associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Political Belief and Discrimination in Employment Law

The Canadian Human Rights Act sets out prohibited grounds of discrimination under s. 3(1): For all purposes of this Act, the prohibited grounds of discrimination are race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability and conviction for an offence for which […]


Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter J.D. (Co-op Law) is an aboriginal lawyer. He owns and operates New Columbia Law Corporation in New Westminster, BC.

5 Basics Every Startup & Growing Business Should Know About Employment Law

Growing a business takes people. In early days, many startups have just one “employee”: the founder. At some point, the founder might retain the services of independent contractors to perform certain services. And eventually, many startups and growing businesses hire employees and become, for the first time, an employer. But creating an employer-employee relationship carries […]


McInnes Cooper
McInnes Cooper’s Labour and Employment Law Team provides innovative and strategic advice to employers. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide you with insight into human resources issues and their effect on your startup, growing, or mature business.

A Brief Overview of Canadian Immigration Law

Immigration law in Canada can seem daunting and confusing to understand. It would certainly be difficult to condense all immigration-related concepts within a single article. This article serves as a basic overview to provide an understanding of common terms and immigration programs in Canada. It will address what immigration is and who deals with it, […]


Christopher Gallardo-Ganaban
Christopher Gallardo-Ganaban is a student at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law and a member of Pro Bono Students Canada. Pro Bono Students Canada is a student organization. This document was prepared with the assistance of PBSC University of Alberta law student volunteers. PBSC students are not lawyers and they are not authorized to provide legal advice. This document contains general discussion of certain legal and related issues only. If you require legal advice, please consult with a lawyer.

Governments’ use of AI in immigration and refugee system needs oversight

In an effort to bring innovations to its immigration and refugee system, Canada has begun using automated decision-making to help make determinations about people’s applications. A report released in September 2018 by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy finds […]


Petra Molnar
Petra Molnar
Petra Molnar is a lawyer and researcher at the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She is the co-author (with Lex Gill) of "Bots at the Gate: A Human Rights Analysis of Automated Decision-Making in Canada's Immigration and Refugee System."

Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)
The Institute for Research on Public Policy is an independent, national, bilingual, not-for-profit organization. The IRPP seeks to improve public policy in Canada by generating research, providing insight and informing debate on current and emerging policy issues facing Canadians and their governments.

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