Kumail Karimjee appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the intervenor CMLA to address access to justice arguments in Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Attorney General of Canada. Our oral submissions can be viewed here at 1:32:25.
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With flu season in full swing, many employees can expect to miss work due to illness. Do the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) provisions prohibiting discrimination on the ground of disability provide any protection to an employee with the flu? What if the employee has bronchitis, strep throat, measles, or pneumonia? The short answer […]
One small non-profit has found a way to provide housing for the chronically homeless, but it has to get innovative to cut through the Toronto bureaucracy’s red tape. Read the full article here.
Kumail Karimjee spoke at the 15th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law hosted by the Ontario Bar Association. Kumail’s presentation addressed strategies for managing professionalism challenges in employment mediation. The seminar took place on May 4, 2017. See full program agenda here.
Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an Ontario Bar Association article by Mitchell Rose regarding the migration of some lawyers towards a mediation practice, and the benefits of such a practice. You can find the full article here.
As discussed in a previous post, disability-related accommodation requests can be a challenge in terms of balancing the employer’s right to medical information about the employee with the employee’s own right to privacy. Employers are entitled to request medical information in order to determine the appropriate accommodation for employees. However, there may be situations in […]
We are proud to sponsor the annual St. Patrick’s Day Achilles event held on March 12, 2017 hosted by DeafBlind Ontario.
Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an article outlining the types of medical documentation required when a disability claim is made for accommodation. To read the full article and the OHRC policy statement, click here.