Accommodating Family Status - Case Law Update


What is the definition of “family status” and when is accommodation in employment based on family status required?

The answer to this question has been evolving over the last several years and this Alert provides an examination of the recent case of Johnstone v. Canada Border Services 2010 CHRT 20 and some useful commentary about approaching requests for accommodation on the basis of family status.

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