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Is Excluding Medical Marijuana From Benefits Coverage Discriminatory Under Human Rights Law?

February 8, 2019 | No Comments

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

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Daniel Lublin – What makes a severance package fair?

February 6, 2019 | No Comments

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

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An Employee’s Rights while on Short-Term Disability

An Employee’s Rights while on Short-Term Disability

December 19, 2018 | No Comments

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

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Criminal Records: Can my past come back to haunt me when looking for a new job?

Criminal Records: Can my past come back to haunt me when looking for a new job?

December 19, 2018 | No Comments

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

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Privacy and work – What Can and Can’t Your Employer Ask About You?

Privacy and work – What Can and Can’t Your Employer Ask About You?

December 3, 2018 | No Comments

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

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What to do in the case of workplace harassment?

What to do in the case of workplace harassment?

October 25, 2018 | No Comments

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

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Breaks in an 8 Hour Shift in Ontario: What to Expect?

October 22, 2018 | No Comments

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

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What will my rights be about marijuana in the workplace?

What will my rights be about marijuana in the workplace?

October 5, 2018 | No Comments

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

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#MeToo in the Workplace – Options to Fight Against Sexual Harassment

#MeToo in the Workplace – Options to Fight Against Sexual Harassment

September 25, 2018 | No Comments

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

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Here is Everything You Need to Know About Severance Pay

September 21, 2018 | No Comments

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

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