How did York University initially validate the request of a student who said for religious reasons, he couldn't interact with women? Unfortunately, perhaps it is because organizations are so afraid of being sued for failing to accommodate that they have lost the sense of what is a proper request for accommodation. Many would argue that what they have lost is their common sense.
Co-founder of Rudner MacDonald LLP
Natalie MacDonald is a co-founder of Rudner MacDonald LLP, a boutique law firm specializing in Canadian Employment Law. Natalie has been repeatedly named among Canada’s Top Employment Law Practitioners. She is a leading authority in extraordinary damages in employment law, as the sole author of Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law, a first-of-its-kind legal textbook published in 2010.
The Miami Dolphins have suspended Richie Incognito indefinitely. The Dolphins must also be commended for hiring a third party investigator, and pledging full cooperation to him. However, what about knowledge by management that offensive, racist behaviour was on-going and nonetheless allowing it to continue?
11/28/2013 05:13 EST
Having both parents at work is the norm, which means that childcare obligations must be balanced, often precariously, with workplace duties. At the same time, our population is aging and people often end up having to look after their elderly parents. Effectively, those in the workforce are stuck in the middle, caring for the generations before and after them -- the "Sandwich Generation".
10/23/2013 07:59 EDT
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