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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.

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