Annual Update on Human Rights 2018
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: May 2018
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

Join us for a practical update on both substantive and procedural issues relating to human rights claims. You will gain essential insights on recent case law and trends and learn from the experience of our esteemed panel of presenters. If you advise clients on human rights issues, don't miss this essential program to get clarity on key practice issues and enhance your expertise to excel in this area.


Temisan Boyo, Legal Counsel, City of Toronto
Fiona Campbell, Goldblatt Partners LLP


What's New at the HRTO
Jo-Anne Pickel, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

"It's Just Locker Room Talk" - Challenging Justifications for Sexist Workplace Environments
Richa Sandill, Wilson Vukelich LLP

More Blurred Lines: Emotional support, legal inquiry and the University's Obligation to address Sexual Violence
William Goldbloom, Rubin Thomlinson LLP

Obligations, Liability and Responses to Sexual Harassment and Assault
Additional Reading

Emma Philips, Goldblatt Partners LLP

Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment: Costly Lessons in the #MeToo era 
Angela Khoury, Singh Lamarche LLP

How to Select the Best Forum for your Client's Success: Practical and Legal Considerations
Nicole Simes, McLeod Law Firm

Navigating the Maze: Practical Tips for Human Rights Litigation in Federal Jurisdiction
Billeh A. Hamud, HamudLaw

Dealing with Unresponsive Parties at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario:
Tactical Tips for Effective Advocacy

Emily Shepard, Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Judicial Review of Human Rights Decisions: Three Year Review
Wade Poziomka, Ross & McBride LLP

A Good Case for A Good Policy
Sara Luther, Workplace Investigator & Educator

Protecting Employees From and Responding to Cyber Bullying:
Employer Considerations

Lisa Talbot and Rebecca Wise, Torys LLP

Recent Developments on the Duty to Accommodate Disability - A Two Way Street For Employers and Employees
Arleen Huggins, Koskie Minsky LLP

Human Rights Issues in Housing - Recent Significant Cases
Reema Khawja, Ontario Human Rights Commission

Are We Letting Government Respondents Off the Hook?
Anne Levesque, Levesque Equality Law

The Lawyer as a Respondent: Life on the Wrong side of Human Rights Litigation
Daniel Chodos and Simone Ostrowski, Whitten and Lublin

Bonus Materials
HRLSC Remedies Chart

Emily Shepard and Melissa Mark, Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Human Rights and City Governments: Services to the Public
Antonella Ceddia, City of Toronto

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