On December 10, 2014, Andrew Astritis will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Human Rights Summit hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Andrew will be speaking on his recent, May 2, 2014, Federal Court of Appeal decision in Johnstone v. Canada Border Services Agency decision on family status accommodation. In this decision Justice Mainville recognized that there “[t]here should be no hierarchy of human rights” and provided that “protection from discrimination for childcare obligations flows from family status in the same manner that protection against discrimination on the basis of pregnancy flows from the sex of the individual. In both cases, the individual would not require accommodation were it not for the underlying ground (family status or sex) on which they were adversely affected.” For additional information or registration, please go to the Law Society of Upper Canada’s website.
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