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Genetic characteristics may soon become a prohibited ground of discrimination in Ontario, as well, amendments were made recently to employment and labour law to protect vulnerable workers. And keep in mind that, in Canada, employees have the right to access information in their personnel and payroll files provided that it doesn't interfere with the privacy rights of another employee.

Human Resources

'Genetic characteristics' as a prohibited ground of discrimination
in Ontario?

A recent private member's bill introduced by a Liberal MPP in the Ontario legislature would add "genetic characteristics" as a prohibited ground of discrimination to the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code).

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Amendments to employment and labour law to protect vulnerable workers

On December 4, 2013, the Ontario government tabled Bill 146, Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2013, to amend several pieces of employment and labour legislation...

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Employee rights to access information in their personnel and payroll files

In Canada, employees have the right to access information in their personnel and payroll files, provided that it does not interfere with another employee's privacy rights.

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