human rights


  • Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

    Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

    Jan 28, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by Abdullah Almalki — a Canadian who was falsely accused of terrorism, then tortured and imprisoned in Syria — disputing the contingency fee agreement he made with his lawyers on a settlement he received from the Canadian government for complicity in his ordeal.

  • 48-hour notice for sick day called unreasonable

    48-hour notice for sick day called unreasonable

    Jan 21, 2019

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario said it was unreasonable for a woman to be fired after failing to give 48-hours-notice before calling off sick.

  • Ontario Human Rights Commission announces new legal action to further rights of prisoners

    Ontario Human Rights Commission announces new legal action to further rights of prisoners

    Sep 28, 2017

    The OHRC filed a contravention application today with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario stating the Ontario government has breached a 2013 settlement ­ aimed at the treatment of mentally ill inmates, specifically those facing segregation in provincial prisons.

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