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I am being bullied at work by my boss. What do I do?

I am being bullied at work by my boss. What do I do?

September 26, 2017 | No Comments

Question: I am being bullied at work by my boss. What do I do?  She yells at me daily. She has asked me things like; can you read? Are you deaf? Are you dyslexic? Do you … Read More

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The Importance of Knowing Whether A Fiduciary Relationship Exists

The Importance of Knowing Whether A Fiduciary Relationship Exists

September 25, 2017 | No Comments

For employees, a fiduciary relationship exists where the employee is in a position to cause the employer damage due to the duties of employment. This is not limited to senior managers or executive – a … Read More

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What is Ethnic Discrimination in the Workplace?

September 18, 2017 | No Comments

Ethnic discrimination occurs when an employee is treated different than his or her colleagues based on their ethnicity in a manner that is unfair. A person’s ethnicity refers to the national, cultural or religious group(s) … Read More

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How to Deal With Workplace Violence

How to Deal With Workplace Violence

September 18, 2017 | No Comments

It is exceedingly important that businesses have clear policies and procedures in place to address workplace violence, which comply with the statutes that govern workplace violence – including the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.  … Read More

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Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for dismissal?

Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for dismissal?

September 11, 2017 | No Comments

After several attendees of last month’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., were outed on social media and then quickly fired, Canadian employers are asking, “Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for dismissal?” … Read More

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Terminated without notice: are discretionary bonuses part of the severance package?

August 15, 2017 | No Comments

Bonuses may make up a significant portion of pay for executives, senior managers, and other high skilled employees. Upon termination of the employment relation, notice or pay in lieu is meant to place an individual … Read More

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When is a non-solicitation clause not enough?

When is a non-solicitation clause not enough?

August 11, 2017 | No Comments

Non-solicitation clauses prohibit an employee from actively pursuing clients of the employer when the employment relation has ended. To be enforceable, the clause must have a time limit that is reasonable. Spatial limitation (or a … Read More

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Can an Employee be Dismissed for a Single incident of Insolence or Insubordination Towards Management

August 10, 2017 | No Comments

Being rude, disrespectful, or insubordinate towards a superior within the workplace is subject to disciplinary measures. Under common law, discipline must be proportionate to the misconduct and also be intended to correct a behaviour rather … Read More

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Three Rights Every Employee Should Know Regarding Health and Safety

August 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

Health and Safety in the workplace is seen as a joint responsibility between the employer and employees. Glancing over the Occupational Health and Safety Act, for example, clearly defines duties for both employees and employers. … Read More

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Random Alcohol and Drug Testing Policy: When is this discrimination in Safety Sensitive Workplaces

August 4, 2017 | No Comments

Under human rights law, individuals that suffer from addiction are protected under prohibited grounds of discrimination. For this reason, any policy that has an adverse effect on employees with addictions will have to be a … Read More

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