Join Wassim Garzouzi, Jessica Greenwood, and Dayna Steinfeld on June 20, 2022 from 12:00 – 1:00 EDT for a virtual discussion on the Supreme Court’s decision in Northern Regional Health Authority v Horrocks.
Wassim, Jessica, and Dayna will review the decision, the potential patchwork results of the decision across the country, and will answer audience questions about how the decision will impact union representatives. Topics will include: What is the expected impact of this decision across Canada? What do unions need to know about the decision for their representation of members in health care sectors and beyond? What practical implications does Horrocks have for unions, given the Supreme Court’s conclusion that labour arbitrators have exclusive jurisdiction over issues arising under the collective agreement, including human rights complaints, unless there is clear legislative intent to the contrary? Can union members pursue individual human rights complaints and, if not, what does the duty of fair representation require from unions?