In September 2021, a case decision in the province of British Columbia made a significant development with respect to the rights of trans and non-binary people at work. The judgement will have implications for the law across Canada, including here in Ontario. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal found a restaurant and some of […]Read More
The Court of Appeal has quashed a sexual assault conviction and ordered a new trial, finding the trial judge placed too much importance in her credibility assessment on the fact that, if the complainant were lying, she would have made the assault sound more brutal than what she described. Millard & Company lawyer Angela Chaisson […]
Millard & Company is pleased to announce that Angela Chaisson has joined the firm. Angela is a fearless litigator whose practice focuses on sexual assault, harassment, and revenge pornography in employment, civil and criminal contexts. She has been counsel in some of Toronto’s highest-profile cases including litigation involving various politicians, political parties, and media personalities. […]
Marcus McCann will bring his experiences as an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community (LGBTQ) to two upcoming panels on criminal justice and policing. McCann will be speaking at the Criminal Lawyers Virtual Spring Conference on May 30, 2020 and the Outlaws conference panel A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for […]
The short answer is, yes, employees must give their employer “reasonable” notice before quitting. Quantifying how much notice is “reasonable” depends on the circumstances. The basic idea is that employers ought to be given enough notice to find a replacement or make alternative arrangements. There is no clear-cut formula (e.g. I worked X number of […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented set of challenges for employers and employees. In Ontario, many companies have faced sudden and precipitous declines in business. As of March 25th, non-essential businesses have been ordered to close, and many of those that remain open have been forced to rapidly implement work from home arrangements for […]
Many human rights cases settle. A settlement is a negotiated deal between the parties, which resolves the complaint in a manner both parties can live with. Some cases settle without help from the Human Rights Tribunal, but the Tribunal also does a lot of work to actively encourage settlement. For example, the Tribunal offers a […]
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