Catherine P. Coulter

Catherine P. Coulter


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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

With the recent expansion of legislation permitting the production, sale and use of marijuana for medical purposes, employers should begin to think about crafting a policy which addresses medical marijuana use in their...more

9/24/2015 - Decriminalization of Marijuana Disability Discrimination Discrimination Employment Policies Marijuana Medical Marijuana Reasonable Accommodation Smoking Bans

Discrimination Due To Family Status – The Final Word?

In a just-released decision, the Federal Court of Appeal has confirmed that the ground of discrimination due to family status under the Canadian Human Rights Act includes parental obligations which engage a parent’s legal...more

5/8/2014 - Canada Discrimination Divorce Employer Liability Issues

Human Rights Claims In The Ontario Courts – Now What?

Way back in 2008, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to permit human rights claims to be piggybacked onto wrongful dismissal actions in the Ontario courts. Prior to that time, the only recourse for an employee with a...more

11/25/2013 - Canada Disability Disability Discrimination Discrimination Human Rights

Reinstatement Of Employment Ordered – A Decade After Disability Leave Commenced

In a March 2013 decision that is likely to be challenged in the courts, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of an employee a decade after she went on disability leave, together with loss of wages...more

4/3/2013 - Canada Disability Disability Discrimination Disability Leave Discrimination Reinstatement Wages

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