The Problems With Current Legal Protection Against Appearance-Based Discrimination

“Don’t change your body; change the rules.” — Jennifer Portnick Assumptions, stereotypes, stigmatizations and concomitant discrimination with regards to health and appearance abound, not only in the medical community, but in society at large, and especially within the employment context. Appearance discrimination is pervasive. Twenty-five per cent of obese employees say they regularly suffered negative … Continue reading The Problems With Current Legal Protection Against Appearance-Based Discrimination

Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada

What protection is there for being discriminated on the basis of one’s appearance?  The answer is “not much.” At present, in Canada, there is no legislation that explicitly prohibits discrimination based solely on appearance.[1]  What little protection exists is found in human rights statutes and must be tied to enumerated, prohibited grounds of discrimination. “Human … Continue reading Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada

Barbara Kay: Of course Justin Trudeau wants bilingual judges: he’s the product of bilingual privilege

Kudos to Justice Russell Brown. But “bilingual privilege”? Has our notion of what privilege is and who possesses it gone too far? I’m unconvinced that the argument of bilingual privilege holds water. Privilege implies that some people are denied access, even if they tried or wanted to. As far as I’m concerned, most, if not … Continue reading Barbara Kay: Of course Justin Trudeau wants bilingual judges: he’s the product of bilingual privilege

Les tendances de l’emploi pour les diplômés en droit

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Êtes-vous un nouveau diplômé d’un programme de droit? Voici les principales tendances dans votre nouveau domaine d’emploi. Recevoir un diplôme d’un programme de droit, il n’y a pas si longtemps, était synonyme d’un emploi assuré et bien rémunéré, dans un cabinet ou une grande organisation. Les diplômés récents découvrent… Continue reading Les tendances de l’emploi pour les diplômés en droit

Kimberley Motley, Afghanistan and the Rule of Law

“Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.” — TED.com Continue reading Kimberley Motley, Afghanistan and the Rule of Law