Many employees have sensitivities to fragrances found in the workplace. This can lead to headaches, nausea and other symptoms that can hinder an employee’s ability to remain on the job. In this case study, Mary Lou Brady looks at a case involving scent sensitivity and gives tips to employers on preparing your workplace and working with the employees affected.
Do you have tattoos? Do you trust professionals with tattoos? Fashion is constantly changing and more and more people have tattoos and are displaying them in the workplace. In her latest blog post Beth Traynor looks at a 2012 Labour Arbitration decision on whether or not a hospital could ban visible tattoos as part of its workplace dress code.
Employees and Employers have always faced challenges arising from care obligations to family members, both children and parents. Over the past few years Siskinds Partner Chris White has noticed an increase in the number of cases involving “family status” going before the Human Rights Tribunals and Labour Arbitrators. Recently Chris spoke at a conference on the subject and would like to provide you with the important information employers need to proactively prepare your business.
In her latest blog Elizabeth Traynor explains some of the trends that the Siskinds Labour & Employment Group have been monitoring to help keep their clients ahead of industry changes. Ranging from areas like the Human Rights Tribunal to new standards for psychological health and safety in the workplace.
Mary Lou Brady discusses the definition of Gender Identity and Gender Expression as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. This coincides with the launch of the OHCRC’s survey inviting public input about lived experiences of discrimination, organizational responsibilities and ideas for advancing the rights of transgendered people.