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High school machine shop teacher loses work refusal case

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A machine shop teacher’s work refusal was not justified, an appeals tribunal has decided, given that the teacher had the ability to manage the class environment to ensure safety. The teacher refused to teach the class if...more

Teachers’ union fighting for right to refuse work due where students violent

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A student’s violent acts in a classroom have led to a dispute about the circumstances in which teachers may engage in a work refusal for safety reasons. The student was described as having a “history of violent behavior”.  He...more

York University, Religious Accommodation, and the Absence of Bright Lines

by Bennett Jones LLP on

York University caused much controversy earlier this month by agreeing that a male student was not required to meet with female class members in connection with a group project. While the male student’s reason for the request...more

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