Canadian Human Rights Act: Quick Reference - 2019 Edition
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Designed to provide federal employers, employees, and bargaining agents with a complete yet concise overview of the Canadian Human Rights Act

The Canadian Human Rights Act is the central federal legislation that protects the right of individuals to freely participate without unlawful discrimination in all key aspects of society, including employment. The Canadian Human Rights Act: Quick Reference – 2019 Edition is intended to provide federal employers, employees, and bargaining agents with a complete, yet concise, overview of the Canadian Human Rights Act and its potential impact on those operating in federally regulated industries. Any employer or service provider whose enterprise falls within this federal sphere is well advised to familiarize itself with the provisions of the Act. This Quick Reference will also be of interest to human resources professionals across Canada.

New in this edition

  • Numerous updates, clarifications, and enhancements
  • Two new co-authors of the publication
  • Updates on issues surrounding family status discrimination, including information from the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Guide to Balancing Work and Caregiving Obligations
  • Further information on accommodating employees with substance abuse issues based on the Commission’s guide “Impaired at Work: A Guide to Accommodating Substance Dependence,” published in 2017
  • Updates and guidance based on the Commission’s 2017 Annual Report, including an announcement that the Commission will be completing issue-based audits
About the Author

Jamie Knight, LL.B., practises labour and employment law as a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP in the firm’s Hamilton and Toronto offices. Jamie has thirty-five years of experience working with his clients to improve the effectiveness of their human resources relationships. Jamie represents employers in all aspects of dealing with their unionized and non-unionized employees. Jamie’s practice features wrongful dismissal, human rights, health and safety, privacy, labour board hearings, collective bargaining and labour arbitrations. Jamie is an author/co-author of some twenty publications — almost all in multiple editions. He is a teacher, frequent speaker, and pro-active advocate for workplaces that work.

Jamie has been on the Board of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) since 2008, President in 2017 and Past President in 2018. In 2017, Jamie was named the Canadian HR Reporter 2017 Employment Lawyer of the Year, as selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In addition to a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, Jamie has maintained a high ranking for many years in other respected sources in both categories of employment and labour law. In 2018, Jamie was elected as a Fellow of the U.S.-based College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
 

Laura Karabulut, LL.B., is a partner in the Toronto office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP and has practiced as management counsel since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2005. Laura received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from York University in 2000 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 2004. She worked with the firm as an articling student before joining the firm as an associate upon her call to the Bar. Laura has authored and contributed to a number of publications, including papers and books touching on various labour relations and employment law matters and regularly speaks at seminars.

Anthony Panacci, J.D., is an associate in the Toronto office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, practising in all areas of labour, employment, and human rights law. Anthony joined the firm as a summer student and completed his articles there before his call to the Ontario Bar in 2014. Anthony received his Juris Doctor in 2013 from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He also received a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in 2009 from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.
 

Hina Saeed, J.D., is an associate in the Hamilton office of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP. Hina’s practice involves all areas of employment, labour, and human rights law. Hina received her Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor in 2013 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014. Prior to attending law school, Hina received her Honours Bachelor in Arts and Science with a combined Honours degree in Religious Studies from McMaster University. Hina currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Industry Education Council of Hamilton.

978-0-7798-8535-0
Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Approximately 300 pages
1 volume bound
softcover
2018-12-20
Carswell

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