October 2019

Can you ask applicants if they have kids during a job interview?

ITUATION Jeanine Tonnick interviews for a bartending job at a local hotel. Bartenders must be at least 21 year and Jeanine looks like a teenager. So during the interview,

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Failure of Return to Work Process ≠ Failure to Accommodate

Did the employer do enough to accommodate an employee whose back injury left him incapable of performing the physically strenuous duties of a paramedic? The BC Human Rights T

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Leaf Allergens Alone

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you might be excused from the annual chore of raking up leaves. But if your doctor's note doesn't let you off the hook, wear a dust mas

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Compact Fluorescent Lamps Pose Mercury Exposure Risk if Broken

When disposing of burned out “old school” light bulbs, most people weren’t too concerned about whether they broke in the garbage bag. But the stakes have changed with t

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Hug A Tree

Looking at nature may make you healthier, researchers at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health found. They learned patients recovered from surgery faster w

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Give Excuses The Boot

Excuses, excuses. There are lots of excuses for not using protective footwear, but they all sound feeble compared to a foot injury.   “They hurt my feet.” But

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