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Avoiding Hiring Pitfalls
To avoid hiring pitfalls, employers should be aware of applicable human rights legislation. An employer that is federally regulated is subject to the Canada Human Rights Act
Canada
27 Aug 2019
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Workplace Investigations 101: Five Key Steps To Take In A Workplace Investigation
In Ontario, an employer must ensure that an appropriate investigation is conducted into incidents or complaints of workplace harassment.
Canada
8 Aug 2019
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SCC Denies Westjet Leave To Appeal – Sexual Harassment Class Action To Proceed In Civil Court
On July 18, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada denied WestJet's application for leave to appeal the British Columbia Court of Appeal's ("BCCA") decision not to strike a notice of civil claim.
Canada
26 Jul 2019
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Facebook Job Ad Microtargeting: Getting The Right "Fit" Or Is This Discrimination?
Long gone are the days when job seekers flipped through the daily newspaper in search of their next gig. In the internet age, social media connects employers and job seekers with relative ease.
Canada
3 May 2019
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Have The Courts Gone Too Far? The Ontario Court Of Appeal Solidifies The High Threshold For The Tort Of Intentional Infliction Of Mental Suffering
As my colleague reported earlier last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently shut down the tort of harassment in Merrifield v Canada, ("Merrifield").
Canada
12 Apr 2019
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Appellate Court Aborts The Tort: No New Tort Of Harassment
In a recent ruling, Merrifield v Canada (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 205, the Court of Appeal reversed a lengthy trial court decision that boldly created a free-standing tort of harassment.
Canada
1 Apr 2019
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Liability For The Tort Of Intentional Infliction Of Mental Suffering
The tort of intentional infliction of mental suffering ("IIMS") is not awarded often, and requires the Plaintiff to meet a very high threshold.
Canada
29 Jan 2019
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What Employers Can Do To Support Victims Of Domestic Violence
The #MeToo movement has put sexual harassment and violence in the workplace front and center. But what about violence that occurs in the personal lives of employees, such as domestic abuse and sexual violence?
Canada
21 Jan 2019
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Pre-employment Inquiries: A Cautionary Tale
In July of this year, The Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the Imperial Oil Limited ("IO") pre-employment practice of requesting that job applicants disclose ...
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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Ford Government Announces Plans To Repeal Employment Legislation
In an effort to fulfill his campaign promise to make Ontario "open for business", Premier Doug Ford introduced the "Making Ontario Open for Business Act" on Tuesday.
Canada
1 Nov 2018
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Progress Denied – Ford Government Announces Intention To Repeal Employment Legislation
In an effort to fulfill his campaign promise to make Ontario "open for business", Premier Doug Ford introduced the "Making Ontario Open for Business Act" on Tuesday.
Canada
26 Oct 2018
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Court Of Appeal Upholds $200,000 Assessment Of Damages In Sexual Assault Case
In Zando v. Ali, 2018 ONCA 680 (CanLII) the Court of Appeal upheld a damage award of $200,000 (Generals $175,000 and punitive damages of $25,000).
Canada
12 Sep 2018
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Domestic Abuse Impacts The Workplace Too
The #MeToo movement has put sexual harassment and violence in the workplace front and center. But what about violence that occurs in the personal lives of employees, such as domestic abuse and sexual violence?
Canada
27 Jul 2018
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Can't Detect Cannabis Use? What About Rolling Out A Scent-Free Policy?
Much like alcohol, zero-tolerance policies will become the norm.
Canada
19 Jul 2018
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Domestic And Sexual Violence Leave: What Employers And Employees Need To Know
Domestic and sexual violence leave is now a job protected leave of absence in the workplace. Here are some things that employers can do to support employees who are victims of domestic and sexual violence ...
Canada
11 Apr 2018
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Bill 148 Brings Big And Not So Big Changes To The Employment Standards Act, 2000
A week after the release of the Report, the Ontario government released its own set of suggested changes to the ESA, largely omitting the recommendations in the Report.
Canada
26 Sep 2017
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