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Can My Employer Dismiss Me Due To My Unseen Disability?
Employers should investigate further before immediately dismissing employees for violating workplace drug and alcohol policies. An employee's diagnosis of substance dependence
Canada
12 Sep 2019
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Can Behaviours Associated With A Sex Addiction Merit Employee Dismissal?
A recent Nova Scotia labour arbitration decision suggests that employers may not have to accommodate employees who have a medically diagnosed sex addiction where behaviours associated with such an addiction clearly justify discipline or termination
Canada
28 Aug 2019
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Denied A Job Due To Lack Of Canadian Work Eligibility? You May Have Been Discriminated Against
If you have recently been denied a job due to a lack of proof of permanent eligibility to work in Canada, you may be entitled to compensation under Ontario human rights law.
Canada
29 Jul 2019
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The House I Recently Purchased Was Used To Manufacture Illegal Substances: What Now?
You've just signed an agreement of purchase and sale, and you've discovered that drugs were illegally manufactured on the property years before the seller bought it. Can you get your deposit back?
Canada
17 Jul 2019
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An Illness/Injury Has Made It Unfeasible To Return To Work: What Can I Do?
If an injury or illness has resulted in there being no reasonable likelihood that you will be able to return to work within the foreseeable future, you may be entitled to compensation.
Canada
15 Jul 2019
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I Have Had A Slip And Fall Accident At My Local Supermarket And I've Encountered A Serious Injury. Can I Be Compensated?
The vast majority of us are familiar with the term ‘personal injury', a phrase usually associated with a claim based on the negligence or misconduct of a person or organisation, which has caused injury to another person (the claimant).
Canada
10 May 2019
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Setting Aside Orders in Family Court
For various reasons, family law litigants may fail to participate in their court proceedings, placing them at risk of being "noted in default".
Canada
2 May 2019
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I Have Been Assaulted, Can I Claim Compensation For Personal Injury Arising From This Assault?
In Canada, reasonable expectation of personal safety is enforced criminally and civilly and in a previous post we already described the implications associated with dishonest sexual assault...
Canada
18 Dec 2018
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Settlement Judgement May Not Be The End Of Legal Battles For Clarinetist
In a shocking decision, rising star clarinetist Eric Abramovitz was awarded $375,000 in a default judgment against his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lee. Mr. Abramovitz was offered a full scholarship ...
Canada
26 Jul 2018
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Proving Damages: Mental Injury Is No Different From Physical Injury
In a decision released this summer, the Supreme Court of Canada has clarified that a psychiatric diagnosis is not required to find damages for mental illness.
Canada
22 Nov 2017
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Is There A Constitutionally-Protected Freedom To Not Associate?
Unless specific circumstances have been met in a criminal case, or the case in question is a Reference, appeals are heard by the Supreme Court only if leave to appeal is given.
Canada
20 Nov 2017
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Increase In Self-Represented Litigants Increases Issues
Recent news stories have been buzzing about the implications of Dellen Millard, the person accused of murdering Laura Babcock some years ago, foregoing counsel and choosing to act...
Canada
2 Nov 2017
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Damages Awarded In Anti-SLAPP Ontario Case
United Soils v. Mohammed is the first Ontario judicial ruling to award damages to a defendant under Ontario's anti-SLAPP legislation that was enacted in 2010.
Canada
29 Aug 2017
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Christopher Husbands: Eaton Centre Shooter Granted New Trial
In a previous blog post, we discussed the possibility of a new trial being granted to Christopher Husbands. Husbands was the perpetrator in the 2012 Eaton Centre shootings, which killed two people.
Canada
10 Aug 2017
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Requiring Customers to Come to Stores Has Been Deemed Discriminatory
Could companies that require their customers to come into their physical stores be guilty of discrimination?
Canada
4 Jul 2017
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Eaton Centre Shooter Christopher Husbands Seeks A New Trial
In 2015, the families of the two victims of the 2012 Eaton Centre shooting received some semblance of closure, when Christopher Husbands, the shooter...
Canada
28 Jun 2017
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President Trump Under Investigation For Possible Obstruction Of Justice
President Donald Trump is officially being investigated over alleged obstruction of justice. Investigators are looking into ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, and potential financial crimes by Trump associates.
Canada
26 Jun 2017
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$700K Lawsuit Filed By Mother Of Disabled Student Left Stranded On School Bus
Back in January, a bus driver unintentionally abandoned a young disabled woman, Wendy Mastache, on a school bus after the driver was done her route.
Canada
30 May 2017
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A Threat To Access-To-Justice In Ontario
Legal aid is a central component of the Canadian justice system, and of justice systems elsewhere in the world. Legal aid helps those individuals who are otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system.
Canada
18 May 2017
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Construction Trust Claims: How To Protect Yourself
Caught up in the moment of construction work chaos and scrambling to complete jobs, it is all too easy for invoices to accrue and accounts to build up.
Canada
18 May 2017
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