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Recap: Vancouver Employer Forum – October 2018

At last month’s Vancouver Employer Forum, we took on the challenge of tackling two timely workplace issues: #metoo and gender.

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Erin Brandt at Yukon Legal Symposium (Nov 2018)

Join Erin Brandt at CPHR’s Yukon Legal Symposium 2018 in Whitehorse to learn how labour and employment law is continuously changing and evolving.

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Midwives Subject to Gender Discrimination: Association of Ontario Midwives v. Ontario

By Erin Brandt. Last month, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal issued an historic decision. The Tribunal ruled that the Ontario government has been discriminating against Ontario midwives since 2005 on the basis of sex as a result of the difference between the compensation paid to midwives and Community Health Care Clinic (CHC) physicians. What happens […]

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Vancouver Employer Forum – #MeToo and Gender in the Workplace (Oct 2018)

For our October Forum, a panel of KEL lawyers will lead a discussion on the #metoo movement and Gender in the Workplace. As the #metoo movement continues, we look at strategies for reducing liability for sexual harassment in the workplace.

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David Brown and Tifffany Zanatta Speak at CPHR Legal Symposium (June 2018)

Join David Brown and Tiffany Zanatta to get a clear view with expert commentary that is practical and relevant to Human Resources professionals and business leaders.

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Erin Brandt and Heidi Eaves at CPHR Legal Symposium (January 2018)

Join Erin Brandt and Heidi Eaves at CPHR’s Legal Symposium 2018 in Vancouver to explore how the issues we face today interact with our current legal landscape.

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Gender-Based Dress Codes: Did We Need Another Law?

By Erin Brandt. Updated April 21, 2017 (Originally posted March 31, 2017) Gender-based dress codes have lately become a media “hot topic”. In March, I joined the public discussion when I spoke to CBC’s Andrew Chang  about BC Green party leader Andrew Weaver’s proposal to outlaw high heels in the workplace. Much of the focus in […]

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Thorp case illustrates the low spark of high-heeled job requirements: Business In Vancouver

By Fiona Anderson. Much ado has been made about the new rules that say employers can’t require women to wear high heels at work. The issue first came to my attention when the New York Times in January ran a story about an actress in England who was sent home from a temporary clerical assignment […]

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