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BC Human Rights Tribunal

"Advice to Unions and Employers Regarding the Accommodation of 'Invisible' Disabilities"

Four lawyers at Black, Gropper & Company (S. Michelle Blendell, Jessica L. Burke, Pamela Costanzo and Allan E. Black, Q.C.) and two lawyers at Roper Greyell (Kim G. Thorne and Michael Kilgallan) have written a very comprehensive paper entitled,  "Advice to Unions and Employers Regarding the Accommodation of 'Invisible' Disabilities" (November 2007).

Human Rights Tribunal sets out key factors when determining if person in "employment relationship" for purposes of Code

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia
Sector: - Health Care

In Crane v. B.C. (Ministry of Health Services) and others, 2005 BCHRT 361, the BC Human Rights Tribunal summarized the applicable principles as follows when determining if a person is in employment relationship such that they are protected by the Human Rights Code:  read more »

Volunteer relationship with Rape Relief Society captured by definition of "employment" in BC Human Rights Code

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Nixon v. Vancouver Rape Relief Society, 2002 BCHRT 1

(Postscript: this decision was reversed on other grounds, Vancouver Rape Relief Society v. Nixon, 2003 BCSC 1936; upheld at 2005 BCCA 601),