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Significant Changes Coming to the Human Rights Code

By , November 17, 2017 12:55 pm

Bill 164, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2017 passed second reading by the Ontario government on October 26, 2017 and has been referred to Standing Committee. The Bill proposes to make significant changes to the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code). It proposes to add immigration status, genetic characteristics, police records, and social conditions as human Continue Reading…

Termination: Not A “Free Pass” To Change Careers

By , November 11, 2017 5:06 pm

An employee’s responsibilities do not necessarily end upon termination. Employees have an obligation to mitigate their losses by making reasonable efforts to seek comparable new employment. Although this may prove challenging, employees should not view their termination as an opportunity to leap into a new career path. In the recent Superior Court decision of Benjamin v. Continue Reading…

Your Bonus – How to Ensure You Receive It?

By , November 7, 2017 10:12 am

What your contract says about your bonus is significant. There have been many legal disputes assessing the language of employment contracts in recent years.  Many of these cases focus on bonuses. An employer can try to limit what you receive  through the words in your contract.  They can do so by making the bonus calculation Continue Reading…

Independent Contractor Owed Notice of Termination

By , November 1, 2017 10:01 am

One common misconception is that, unlike employees, independent contractors are not owed notice of termination. In one recent case from Ontario, an employer was forced to pay an independent contractor for notice because of the way the termination clause was drafted in the contract. Although the facts of this case are somewhat unique, there are Continue Reading…

#MeToo: Converting an online campaign into action

By , October 27, 2017 3:29 pm

Trigger Warning: This blog contains content about sexual harassment and abuse Following the bombshell reports of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, thousands of women have taken to social media to participate in the #MeToo campaign to share stories of harassment and abuse they have faced in their own lives. Having worked Continue Reading…

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