Category Archives: Labour/Employment

More Uncertainty on the Test for Discrimination under Human Rights Legislation

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: More Uncertainty on the Test for Discrimination under Human Rights Legislation Case commented on: Bish v Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2013 ABQB 756 I have written previous posts on ABlawg critiquing the influence of section … Continue reading

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Psychological Stress and Workers’ Compensation in Alberta

PDF Version: Psychological Stress and Workers’ Compensation in Alberta  Cases commented on: Martin v Alberta (Workers’ Compensation Board), 2012 ABCA 248, appeal heard December 10, 2013 (SCC); Ashraf v SNC Lavalin ATP Inc., 2013 ABQB 688 Earlier this week, the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Expresses Its Opinion on Alberta Privacy Case

PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada Expresses Its Opinion on Alberta Privacy Case Case commented on: Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner v United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62 (“AIPC v UFCW”) This case out of Alberta … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada May Finally Clear up Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases

PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada May Finally Clear up Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases Case commented on: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP v British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal) 2012 BCCA 313; leave to appeal granted, Michael McCormick v … Continue reading

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Defining “Employment” Continues to be a Challenge—Even Outside of the Human Rights Process

PDF Version: Defining “Employment” Continues to be a Challenge—Even Outside of the Human Rights Process Cases commented on: Van Lent v Place, 2013 ABQB 494; Lovely v Prestige Travel Ltd., 2013 ABQB 467 Some previous posts on ABlawg (see, for … Continue reading

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End? of a “Twenty-two-Year Odyssey” for Delorie Walsh

PDF version: End? of a “Twenty-two-Year Odyssey” for Delorie Walsh Case commented on: Walsh v Mobil Oil Canada, 2013 ABCA 238. While several blogs have been written on the Walsh v Mobil Oil Canada case (see here, here and here), … Continue reading

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Under the Influence: The Alberta Court of Appeal and the Test for Discrimination

PDF version: Under the Influence: The Alberta Court of Appeal and the Test for Discrimination Cases commented on: Wright v College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (Appeals Committee), 2012 ABCA 267, leave to appeal denied, 2013 CanLII 15573 (SCC); … Continue reading

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Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy Implicates Safety, Privacy, Human Rights and Civil Liberties

PDF version: Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy Implicates Safety, Privacy, Human Rights and Civil Liberties Case commented on: Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 707 v Suncor Energy Inc. 2012 ABCA 307 (“CA”) The issue of random drug and alcohol … Continue reading

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Addictions, Human Rights and Professional Discipline – Will the SCC Wade In?

PDF version: Addictions, Human Rights and Professional Discipline – Will the SCC Wade In? Case Commented on: Wright v College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (Appeals Committee), 2012 ABCA 267 In this recent case, the majority (Justice Frans … Continue reading

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Hockey Night in Alberta

PDF version: Hockey Night in Alberta Decision commented on: National Hockey League Players’ Association v Edmonton Oilers Hockey Corp, 2012 CanLII 58944 (AB LRB) In the interests of full disclosure, I am a hockey fan, although I would prefer to play … Continue reading

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