Human Rights Cases

Demotion after maternity leave return found to be human rights violation

We successfully pursued a human rights complaint on behalf of an employee. The employer was found to have discriminated against the complainant in demoting her when she returned to work after a maternity leave.

Brown v. PML Professional Mechanical Ltd. - Read More

One of largest awards in NWT for sexual harassment complaint

We managed a successful human rights complaint on behalf of employee lodging a complaint of sexual harassment. This was one of the largest award in the NWT jurisdiction for damages for injury to dignity under the NWT Human Rights Act. The individual respondents were also ordered to pay punitive damages.

Savage v. 984239 N.W.T. Ltd. - Read More

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