Blog Bite: Can employees pursue human rights claims despite a signed release?

This article Canada: “Full And Final Settlement Of Any And All Claims” – Not So, Says The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal discusses a decision by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal in Hutton v ARC Business Solutions Inc, a case which addressed whether an employee can still pursue a human rights claim arising from her termination despite signing a full and final release.

The tribunal laid out seven considerations which informed their ultimate decision to look beyond the release and allow the employee’s complaint. Read the article linked above for more on these considerations and the underlying legal reasoning.

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Written by Chris.