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Employment Law Articles

8th Feb 2019

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Individuals receiving services are protected from discrimination on the basis of illness and/or disability under human rights law. In Ontario, this is covered under the Ontario Human Rights Code. As it relates to drug coverage, … Read More

6th Feb 2019

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What makes a severance package fair? Daniel Lublin is the founding partner of Whitten & Lublin, Employment & Labour lawyers These are the two workplace law questions I am asked most often: “How much severance … Read More

19th Dec 2018

An employer may offer short-term disability coverage, in which case an employee’s earnings will be more secure in the event they are unable to work for a short-term period. Generally, an employee should expect to … Read More

In order to determine whether a past action can be detrimental to future employment opportunities, one must ask: was the past action fundamentally incompatible with the employment relation in consideration? This would be the deciding … Read More

3rd Dec 2018

An employee has an expectation of privacy, but all this is within reasonable limits. What an employer is entitled to know and ask will vary according to the situation. In general, if circumstances are impacting … Read More

25th Oct 2018

Workplace harassment can poison a victim’s work environment. This is why it is important, not only for victims to report harassment but also for there to be confidence in the corrective measures in place. Knowing … Read More

22nd Oct 2018

In Ontario, most workplaces are regulated by the Ontario Employment Standards Act (2000), which sets break times in the workplace, among many other things. The only break guaranteed to employees under the Employment Standards Act … Read More

5th Oct 2018

Marijuana in the workplace can be broken down into two categories. Recreational use and medicinal use. Recreational use: Workers should expect the same rules to apply for marijuana in the workplace with regards to recreational … Read More

25th Sep 2018

The #MeToo movement has attracted considerable attention to sexual harassment in the workplace, especially the power dynamics inherent when a superior makes an advance towards a junior employee. Workplace sexual harassment, as defined by the … Read More

21st Sep 2018

When an employer wishes to terminate employment, the employee is entitled to a notice or pay in lieu, and a severance pay in certain instances. Depending upon various scenarios, the total severance package may vary … Read More