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Non-disclosure clauses in human rights settlements: Understand them before you sign on the dotted line

filler-1101493At the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”), a settlement is sometimes reached without having to resort to a hearing. If so, parties will sign a “Minutes of Settlement” agreement, which will almost always contain a non-disclosure clause outlining what can be said, if anything, in regard to the settlement. In the event that a party breaches the non-disclosure agreement, they may find themselves returning to the Tribunal sooner than expected. (more…)

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Is the appearance of “youth” a bona fide occupational qualification?

younglookingOn September 16, 2008, Kimberly Ouwroulis filed a Human Rights complaint alleging discrimination based on her age. The complaint was filed after she was terminated from a strip club, allegedly, for being too old. [1] Ms. Ouwrouls was employed as an exotic dancer and was 44 years of age at the time.The Code

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“Hitting the Ground Running” Resume

 

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Landlord’s Responsibility to Repair

repairs1-copy1What are my responsibilities for repair as a landlord?

Having worked with landlords and tenants for years, whether a large complex or small, I find there is a general misunderstanding about maintenance.

“A landlord is responsible for providing and maintaining a residential complex, including the rental units in it, in a good state of repair and fit for habitation and for complying with health, safety, housing and maintenance standards. 2006, c. 17, s. 20 (1).”[1] (more…)

What is a contract?…really.

contractThis issue was decided for better or for worse in the seminal Supreme Court of Canada case,  Murphy v. McSorley.  Read how…this Canadian case from 1929 went on to change  the nature of contracts and how this decision helps to define a contract even today… (more…)

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