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C.N.R. v. Cdn. Human Rights Comm., 25 June 1987.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12346627     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The complainant women employees appealed a lower court ruling that, although they had been discriminated against in employment by their employer, the creation of an affirmative action program setting a percentage of women to be hired was not an appropriate remedy under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The Court reversed this ruling. It held a) that the Act was to be given a fair, large, and liberal interpretation; b) that remedies under the Act were not limited at the prevention of future discrimination, but could be used as a remedy for past practices; c) that in not requiring proof of intent the Act was clearly designed to deal with systematic discrimination; and d) that systematic discrimination required systematic remedies, including specific hiring goals. The Court also rejected an appeal of the employer that there was not sufficient evidence to support a finding of discrimination.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Legal Cases    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of population law     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0364-3417     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu Rev Popul Law     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-16     Completed Date:  1996-01-16     Revised Date:  2002-10-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008840     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Popul Law     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Americas
Canada
Developed Countries
Economics
Employment*
Health Manpower
Jurisprudence*
North America
Prejudice*
Social Problems

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