CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Proving Discrimination - Ontario Court Sets Record Straight

On February 28, 2005, the Ontario Superior Court reversed a decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal finding that race was not a factor in the discharge of Mark Smith, a black employee, by the operator of the Mr. Lube franchise in Brampton, Ontario. The Court made it clear that effect, not motive, is the litmus test of discrimination.

this is a Lancaster House item available at


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