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Transgender rights: Supporters rally outside of a bridal boutique in Saskatoon. Rohit Singh, not pictured, a transgender bride who was not allowed to try on wedding gowns. (May 4, 2013)
By: Sheryl Smolkin At Work, Published on Wed May 15 2013
A male labourer at a Mississauga paper box factory who was fired while undergoing sex change therapy has been awarded $22,000 and eight months pay by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
The case of...
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Gavin Birer owns a company called Legalwise which provides outsourced legal services.
By: Sheryl Smolkin At Work, Published on Mon May 13 2013
When you think of jobs that move offshore to countries with lower labour costs, information technology, call centres and manufacturing come to mind. But legal work?
Some Toronto law firms and in-house lawyers are also delegating high volume, repetitive work to lawyers in countries like India and the...
By: Sheryl Smolkin At Work, Published on Tue May 07 2013
We have all experienced that awful feeling after hitting the ‘send’ button and realizing a copy of a sensitive or confidential email has inadvertently gone to the wrong person.
Usually, the situation is simply embarrassing. Not so for Maria Fernandes, a Mississauga employee of healthcare communications company Marketforce Inc. In March 2011, she accidentally received an email discussing whether or...
By: Sheryl Smolkin At Work, Published on Thu Apr 25 2013
A disability insurance company is on the hook for nearly $537,000 for unreasonably denying the claim of a labourer who could no longer work.
The failure of Penncorp Life Insurance Co. to pay the benefits they owed Avelino Fernandes under the policy, made him fully financially dependent on his wife. As a result, he suffered mental distress and became clinically depressed, a court heard.
In a decision last month , an Ontario judge...
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The online dating website eHarmony is planning to extend its services to match employers with people looking for a job. In this file photo a job seeker looks for work using a job board.
By: Sheryl Smolkin At Work
Tue Apr 16 2013
The online dating website eHarmony is planning to extend its services to match employers with people looking for a job. The company expected to launch the service in the U.S. in June with the Canada following...
By: Sheryl Smolkin Special to the Star, Published on Wed Apr 10 2013
In a record-setting human rights case, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) has been ordered to give an employee her job back, along with nine years of back pay and benefits in an award worth over $450,000.
The March 14 decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) comes a year after the tribunal determined that the school board failed to accommodate Sharon Fair’s disability. It is the...