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Has BC Court Opened The Door To More Court Claims Of Harassment?
Since the early 1980s, plaintiffs have been precluded from bringing court actions solely predicated on suffering discrimination or harassment under human rights legislation.
Canada
26 Apr 2019
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Reporting Bad Conduct To Regulator Defamed Ex-Employee
The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that an employer defamed an ex-employee when the employer filed a false report with an industry regulator.
Canada
3 Dec 2018
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The Truth Will Set You Free – A Bad Reference Is Not Necessarily Defamatory
The Divisional Court recently upheld a trial decision finding that an employer did not defame a former employee when it gave him a bad reference.
Canada
15 Nov 2018
4
The Crown Pierces The Corporate Veil: Court Imposes Liability On Individual For Fines Imposed Against A Corporate Defendant
An Ontario Court has revolutionized the law with respect to whether an individual can be held personally liable for fines imposed against the corporation for breaches of regulatory legislation.
Canada
24 Aug 2018
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Solving The "Self Serving" Medical Notes Puzzle
The decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in Sean Carter v. Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (2011) shows the importance of medical notes in human rights cases...
Canada
14 Aug 2017
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Hindsight Is 20/20 – Employer Obligations Under The Workplace Violence Provisions Of The Occupational Health And Safety Act
Employers across the province are likely aware that they have a duty to take certain steps to protect their employees from violence in the workplace.
Canada
26 Oct 2016
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2016 Q2 HR-Law Webinar Part 2: ONCA Finds Just Cause (Video Content)
Frank Portman discusses a recent case in which the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed a trial decision and substituted a finding of just cause.
Canada
17 Aug 2016
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Fixed-Term Fiasco: Employee Profits Off Of Termination Of Term Contract
Canadian employees are presumptively entitled to "reasonable notice" of termination.
Canada
27 Apr 2016
9
Federal Court Of Appeal Rules On When Federal Employers Must Appoint A Workplace Violence Investigator
The Canadian law on workplace violence and harassment continues to develop, particularly in relation to the duty to investigate.
Canada
30 Mar 2016
10
DNF: Waiver Fails To Protect Self-Insured Employer From Injured Employee's Court Action
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act regime is predicated on the categorization of employers within its scheme.
Canada
10 Feb 2016
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Probationary Panacea: Divisional Court Affirms Rights Of Employers To Dismiss Probationary Employees Without Reasonable Notice
Probationary periods are often essential tools for both employers and employees to determine the viability of a new employment relationship.
Canada
29 Jan 2016
12
2015 In Review: Developments In Canadian Labour And Employment Law
2015 was a busy year for those following developments in labour and employment law.
Canada
19 Jan 2016
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Judge Imposes Jail Time On Metron Construction Site Supervisor
Those involved with occupational health and safety law have followed with interest the ongoing saga of Metron Construction.
Canada
14 Jan 2016
14
Jumping To Conclusions Proves Costly For Employer
A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court is a reminder to employers that dismissal for just cause must be based on solid ground.
Canada
11 Jan 2016
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Reduce, Reconsider, Restore: Court Of Appeal Strikes Down Reduction Of Notice Period Due To Economic Circumstances Of Employer
Notwithstanding the best wishes of employers, there are times when employees have to be let go for purely financial reasons.
Canada
16 Dec 2015
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Ontario Court Continues Trend Of Large Punitive Damages Awards
Since 2008, Courts have wrestled with wrongful dismissal claims in which employees make claims of entitlements to damages beyond reasonable notice.
Canada
24 Nov 2015
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Turning Of The Tides? Record Setting Human Rights Damage Award Overturned In British Columbia
Over the past few years, we have seen a number of cases in Canada where human rights tribunals have awarded record setting damage awards to employees who have been subject to discrimination in the workplace.
Canada
21 Oct 2015
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Dial "D" For Dismissal: Employee Fired After "Pocket-Dial"
Most people have received (or sent) a "pocket-dial", which is an unintentional cell phone call that is made by a phone when it is in a person's pocket.
Canada
16 Oct 2015
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Court Precludes Terminated Employee From Relying On Employer's Apology
In April of 2009, a little known law called the Apology Act (the "Act") entered into force.
Canada
18 Sep 2015
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Court Finds Abandonment For Failure To Return To Work Or Provide Medical
Disability management is a challenging issue for HR professionals. An employee with a disability may require an extended absence from work due to their medical condition.
Canada
10 Sep 2015
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