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Sexism alledged by former Bell execs

January 16, 2008 | Comments Off on Sexism alledged by former Bell execs

A lawsuit and Human Rights complaint alleging gender discrimination has been filed by two women previously employed by Bell Canada. Fran Boutilier and Alison Green were recruited and hired on as vice-presidents in 2004. Their … Read More


Scotiabank becomes the newest class action defendant

December 12, 2007 | No Comments

Scotiabank has become the latest big Canadian bank to defend a class action lawsuit. A claim of $350 million against Scotiabank was announced in a press conference yesterday morning. It claims employees were routinely given … Read More


A new voice coming to the Tube?

December 7, 2007 | Comments Off on A new voice coming to the Tube?

Emma Clarke might not take London’s Underground to her next job. Ms. Clarke was the voice of "the Tube" since 1999. She recently posted audio clips mocking her own voice recordings used by the Tube. … Read More


Case of mistaken retirement

November 22, 2007 | No Comments

How do you beat your ex-employer in court but ultimately collect little or no damages? Ask Leo Magnan. Magnan succeeded in proving that he was wrongfully dismissed but failed to collect the true value of … Read More


Settling before trial can lead to big savings

November 19, 2007 | Comments Off on Settling before trial can lead to big savings

Cost of civil trial can be $60,000 in Ontario
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Head scarf issue leads to head ache

November 12, 2007 | No Comments

Canadian entrepreneur Sarah Desrosiers, is facing a legal battle after she denied employment to Bushra Noah because Noah would not abandon her traditional headscarf and display her hair if hired to work in the salon. … Read More


Female hospital workers rewarded $15,000 at human rights tribunal

November 9, 2007 | 1 Comment

Two female workers at a hospital in Montreal were awarded $15,000 in damages after they brought their matter before a human rights tribunal. The Quebec tribunal ruled in favor of Mary Smith and Jenifer Bennett … Read More


Dershowitz joins the Black team

November 8, 2007 | No Comments

Adding to his repertoires of high-profile clients, Alan Dershowitz has joined Conrad Black‘s defense team in an advisory position. Lord Black joins the ranks of O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson, and Leona Helmsley as Dershowitz clients. … Read More


Employee Email and the Attorney-Client Privilege

November 8, 2007 | No Comments

When speaking with your attorney, you might want to reconsider using your work email. Amongst other issues, problems arise because workplace emails are often monitored or stored on a company server and can theoretically, be … Read More


Take action against poor reviews

November 8, 2007 | No Comments

Employees seeking to dismiss their habitual underperformer usually follow a prescription for a tidy divorce: Gather ammunition in the form of a series of negative performance reviews and create a paper trail documenting all allegations … Read More