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



February 24, 2011

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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