News

Jun
05

BC Human Rights Tribunal sets new high-water mark for injury to dignity damages

In this case, the complainant was awarded $75,000 for injury to dignity, signalling the Tribunal’s willingness to make substantial injury to dignity awards in cases where the circumstances warrant. Prior to Kelly, the highest damages awarded for injury to dignity was $35,000 and the average was around $5000.

Apr
29

VSLO wins a major victory for teachers!

Recently, VSLO won a major victory on behalf our client, the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation, in a challenge to provincial legislation which limited teachers’ bargaining rights. Similar legislation had previously been found to be unconstitutional, but the government’s response had been to pass almost identical legislation.