By Lewis Waring, Paralegal and Student-at-Law, Editor, First Reference Inc.
Human rights claims are often the result of an employee’s claim that their employer has failed to accommodate their needs. Whether such claims arise due to an employee’s disability, family status, gender, religion or any other human rights ground, employees have a duty to accommodate the human rights needs of their employees. However, the duty to accommodate does not require employers to provide employees with their ideal option. Instead, employees are only required to provide reasonable accommodation.
In a recent British Columbian human rights case, an employer fulfilled its duty . . . [more]