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Human Rights Law - DISCRIMINATION - Prohibited grounds - Mental or physical disability - Context - Workplace discrimination - Job competition - Qualifications

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by Hughes from a Federal Court decision, setting aside a ruling by the Human Rights Tribunal that Hughes was subjected to discrimination on the basis of mental disability in a Transport Canada hiring process. The Tribunal found that it was discriminatory for the hiring panel to have screened Hughes out of the process after he revealed to the panel chair that he suffered from mental health issues resulting from treatment by a former employer. The Tribunal also found discrimination by the panel in declining to...