Employer liability for human rights broadening (Guest Commentary)

3 recent cases in Ontario reminder of wide-ranging discretion of tribunal in awarding damages
By David Bannon
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2013

The penalties for workplace human rights violations in Ontario are not insignificant — a point driven home by three recent rulings by the province’s human rights tribunal.

The rulings serve as reminders of the broad discretion of the tribunal to award damages: