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Can an Employer Force You to Take a Drug Test?

By , January 4, 2017 3:42 pm

Some employers attempt to make alcohol and drug testing mandatory for their employees. Recently, the TTC gave the go-ahead to implement random drug and alcohol testing for its employees. What are the legal implications of drug testing in the workplace? Drug and Alcohol Addictions are Disabilities The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recognizes both drug Continue Reading…

Can I go back to school to retrain after my employment has been terminated?

By , January 3, 2017 3:01 pm

Once an employee’s employment is terminated, the person is required to mitigate by seeking alternative employment. We often get asked by long service employees who have just been terminated if they may go back to school to retrain, so that they can compete with younger members of the workforce that may have more education. As Continue Reading…

Will the WSIB Finally Allow Mental Stress Claims? 

By , December 12, 2016 12:46 pm

Many employees who are injured or become ill because of their job may claim for benefits from the Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). If the claim is successful, WSIB benefits may include compensation for lost earnings, future economic loss, or health care benefits. While mental health issues are becoming more prevalent, it continues to Continue Reading…

Am I entitled to my bonus at termination?

By , December 5, 2016 3:58 pm

We have previously written about when employees are entitled to receive their bonus at the time of termination. To recap, when an employee is terminated without cause, they are entitled to receive notice or pay in lieu of notice. The award in a wrongful dismissal claim is meant to place the terminated employee in the Continue Reading…

What kind of damages are you entitled to if an employer engages in malicious conduct?

By , November 29, 2016 5:28 pm

Did you know that judges will sometimes award punitive damages to an employee when an employer engages in malicious conduct? This blog summarises one such case. Morison v Ergo-Industrial Seating Systems Inc. Mr. Morison was the company’s regional manager and a top salesperson who was unaware of any issues relating to his performance until, during Continue Reading…

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