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Workplace Changes Coming September To Federally Regulated Companies
As well, consultations will continue on pay equity, pay transparency, protection of wages where the employer is bankrupt, sexual harassment
Canada
14 Aug 2019
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Bad For Business: How Employers Deal With Problem Employees
Troublesome employees can disrupt a workplace and subject employers to reputational and economic costs.
Canada
 
5 Mar 2019
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Bill C-65: Harassment, #MeToo And You
The statistics are alarming—a 2017 federal survey found that 60 percent of women report having experienced harassment in the workplace and 41 percent stated that there was no attempt to resolve a reported incident.
Canada
5 Dec 2018
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Bill 21: An Act To Protect Patients Applies To 30 Health Regulatory Colleges in Alberta
Bill 21 sets out several changes to the Health Professions Act, including amendments regarding the discipline of inappropriate sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by regulated members.
Canada
30 Nov 2018
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Canada's New Pay Equity Regime For Women In The Workforce
Canada has one of the world's highest participation rate of women in the workforce, but there remains a significant wage gap—Canadian women earn about 88 cents for every dollar earned by men.
Canada
21 Nov 2018
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Changes To Limitation Periods On Sexual And Domestic Violence Cases
In the growing wake of the #MeToo movement, the Alberta government, consistent with other jurisdictions in Canada, has removed the traditional two-year limitation period applicable ...
Canada
23 Mar 2018
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New "Equal Pay For Equal Work" Provisions In Ontario Limit Ability To Vary Employees' Pay Based On Employment Status
On November 28, 2017, Ontario's Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent. While some major changes have already come into effect, others are just around the corner.
Canada
17 Jan 2018
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Investigating Sexual Assault In The Workplace—A Cautionary Tale
Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a top legal risk for employers, especially in the context of the #metoo movement.
Canada
12 Jan 2018
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Supreme Court Upholds Termination For Breach Of Drug And Alcohol Policy
The Court upheld the prior decisions of the Alberta Court of Appeal and Alberta Human Rights Tribunal, finding that the termination of an employee with a cocaine addiction was due to the employee's breach of a Drug and Alcohol Policy...
Canada
10 Jul 2017
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Cha-Ching: The High Cost Of Failing To Remedy Workplace Discrimination
Last week, Gretchen Carlson, the Fox News anchor, sued Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, accusing him of harassment and sexism.
Canada
18 Jul 2016
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New Sexual Harassment Laws Create Additional Obligations For Ontario Employers
Following high-profile sexual harassment cases involving public figures, it is not surprising that combating sexual violence and harassment in the workplace has become a priority for the Ontario Government.
Canada
15 Mar 2016
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Vapourizer Ban Goes Up In (Medical Marijuana) Smoke?
On November 13, 2015, the Ontario Government released its proposed regulations (the E-Cig Regs) under the Electronic Cigarette Act...
Canada
1 Dec 2015
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Ontario Superior Court Awards Damages For Family Status Discrimination
Justice Healy’s January 2015 decision in Patridge v Botony Dental Corporation is likely to be on many lists of top human rights law decisions already decided this year.
Canada
5 May 2015
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Ontario Divisional Court Upholds Controversial Award Of The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
In Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board v Fair, the Ontario Divisional Court upheld two noteworthy decisions of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
Canada
11 Oct 2014
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New OHRC Policy Provides Practical Guidance To Employers
It is estimated that one in five Canadians will experience a mental health disability or addiction in their lifetime.
Canada
23 Jul 2014
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Alberta Court Of Appeal Considers The Duty To Accommodate Probationary Employees
The Alberta Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Telecommunications Workers Union in respect of an unsuccessful judicial review application.
Canada
11 Jul 2014
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Mandatory Retirement In Professional Services Firms
On May 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in "McCormick v Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP".
Canada
23 May 2014
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Human Rights Damages On The Rise?
In the Report of the Ontario Human Rights Review 2012, Andrew Pinto recommended that the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario "reconsider its current approach to general damages awards in cases where discrimination is proven."
Canada
24 Feb 2014
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For The First Time, Ontario Superior Court Awards Human Rights Damages
In 2008, the Human Rights Code was amended to allow, amongst other things, civil claims for breaches of the Code.
Canada
9 Oct 2013
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Clarifies When Workplace Harassment Constitutes Constructive Dismissal
The Court of Appeal’s decision in General Motors of Canada Limited v Johnson does not break any new ground in the law of constructive dismissal.
Canada
12 Aug 2013
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