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Guest Editorial: Human Rights Decision Harms Men and Women With Families

 

February 24, 2011 | Daniel Kanis

By Derek James Many Human Rights Commission decisions produce unintended and harmful consequences.  One example is Johnstone v. CBSA, w

here the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) made it easier for employees to get their employers over a barrel.  How?  Simply refuse to find childcare for your children.  The CHRC awarded Fiona Johnstone over $35,000 in damages, plus lostages and benefits because her employerould not bend over backwards to accommodate her request for a specificork schedule.  This decisionill unintentionally make it more difficult for young men andomenith families to find good employment.

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