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By Julia Bell
When an employee makes a human rights complaint to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, the employee and the employer are permitted and even encouraged to settle such complaints.
By Sandra Guarascio
At a time when the #metoo movement continues to galvanize, the Supreme Court of Canada has issued a landmark decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62...
By Mike Hamata
In Adair v. Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission (No. 2), 2017 BCHRT 147, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal revisited what accommodation looks like in the employment context.
By Delayne Sartison
The Federal Court of Appeal recently overturned a decision of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (the "Board") concerning the National Attendance Management Policy...
By Gavin Marshall
In the age of technology and data collection, there is, or can be, a digital footprint and record of virtually all employee activity.
By Gavin Marshall, Andrew Eyer
In the age of technology and data collection, there is, or can be, a digital footprint and record of virtually all employee activity.
By Maggie Campbell
The focus of this article is a case arising out of Ontario: UPM-Kymmene Corp. v. UPM-Kymmene Miramichi Inc., [2002] O.J. No. 2412 (S.C.J.), affirmed [2004] O.J. No. 636 (C.A.).
By Ryan Copeland
The recent BC Supreme Court case of Kenny v. Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd., [2017] B.C.J. No. 1510 (S.C.) illustrates the perils of poorly drafted employment agreements.
By Drew Demerse
The B.C. Court of Appeal recently clarified the analytical framework regarding the enforceability of non-competition clauses in the employment context.
By Gavin Marshall
For many years, workplace law has generally proceeded on the assumption that remedies for harassing behaviour and civil "harassment" were, except in rare cases, outside the purview of the courts.
By Sarah Dickson
In Francescutti v. Vancouver (City), 2017 BCCA 242, the British Columbia Court of Appeal restored a human rights tribunal decision to dismiss a complaint brought by a former City of Vancouver employee.
By J. Geoffrey Howard
In Sateri (Shanghai) Management Limited v. Vinall, 2017 BCSC 491, the B.C. Supreme Court summed up the law governing how far a departing employee can go in effectively assisting a new employer, ...
By Brandon Hillis
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal acts as a cautionary tale for all employers when it comes to conducting (or not conducting) workplace investigations.
By Graeme McFarlane
In a unanimous decision released Sept 28, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal ("ABCA") upheld a judicial review decision which found that the majority of a grievance arbitration panel...
By Danielle Scorda
In Toronto (City) v. CUPE, Local 79 (Wright Grievance), [2016] O.L.A.A. No. 445 (Misra), an Ontario arbitrator considered whether an employer can rely on documents obtained from...