Appeal court upholds ruling: Employers must accommodate parents child care obligations

Appeal court upholds ruling: Employers must accommodate parents child care obligations

Kids First is working towards a human rights complaint about the definitions of “child care” and “work” that say that child care is not done by parents and is not work if it is done by parents.

This case is related as it states that parents DO have child care obligations – yet the judge mistakenly seems to seems to indicate that parental child care is not work and that work force “wish[es]” are the primary obligation…

Justice Robert M. Mainville wrote:

“without reasonable accommodation for parents’ childcare obligations, many parents will be impeded from fully participating in the work force so as to make for themselves the lives they are able and wish to have. The broad and liberal interpretation of human rights legislation requires an approach that favours a broad participation and inclusion in employment opportunities for those parents who wish or need to pursue such opportunities.”