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Human Rights and Discrimination

19th Dec 2018

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

10th Sep 2018

Due Diligence is a legal defence against charges under the Health and Safety laws. Due diligence means that an employer has taken every reasonable precaution and measure in the circumstances to prevent or limit the … Read More

9th Aug 2018

Under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), employees are entitled to 10 personal emergency leave (PEL) days per year (the first 2 days must be with no loss of pay) for qualified urgent matters. Employers are … Read More

During the summer months, it is important that workers required to work outside or in confined spaces with poor ventilation are provided reasonable measures to prevent heat-related illness. This is especially the case for workers … Read More

1st Aug 2018

Under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), employees have the right to 10 days of job protected time off for personal emergency leave (PEL). This includes leave for ‘urgent matters’ or illness, injury or medical emergency … Read More

14th Jun 2018

Ontario’s Pay Transparency Act, 2018 will become effective on January 1, 2019.  The law will apply to all provincially-regulated employers in Ontario and create the following new rules: All employers’ publicly advertised job postings must … Read More