Family status and teacher strikes

Recent court decisions could mean employers have to be more flexible in accommodating working parents
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/29/2015

Teacher strikes seem to be an increasingly common occurrence. They struck last year in British Columbia, with a strike stretching from mid-June to mid-September. And this year, they’ve been rolling out in Ontario, starting with secondary schools and, more recently, elementary ones.


So what does this mean for employee accommodation when it comes to parents with kids? Recent court decisions suggest employers could be on the hook more so than in the past.