How much notice of resignation should I give my employer?

By , June 15, 2016 12:01 pm

Did you know that an employee is required to provide “reasonable” notice of resignation (unless you agree to a different notice period in an employment contract)? If you fail to do so, your former employer can sue you and a judge can order you to pay the employer damages. A recent Ontario Superior Court case examines Continue Reading…

Can you be terminated for missing work due to your caregiving responsibilities?

By , June 3, 2016 12:11 pm

We receive calls from parents who have been terminated, or whose continued employment has been threatened, due to their caregiving obligations to their children or parents. Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination on the basis of multiple grounds, including ‘family status’. Continue Reading…

Discrimination of Foreign-trained Professionals: the ‘Canadian experience’

By , May 16, 2016 12:03 pm

Canada is a diverse country. Many people arrive here hoping to practice the profession in which they were trained abroad. However, there are often barriers to doing so. A recent decision out of Alberta considered this issue in The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta v. Milhaly, 2016 ABQB 61. The Case Mr. Continue Reading…

The Dreaded Performance Improvement Plan

By , May 9, 2016 10:13 am

We often receive calls from employees who have received a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). This can be a stressful time and employees may feel worried about their employment future. Understanding the law about performance issues and knowing how to respond to a PIP helps relieve some of the worry. Just Cause for Poor Performance Just Continue Reading…

Physical Assault and Trans Slurs Compensated With Only $15,000

By , May 3, 2016 11:25 am

Unlike several US states, in Ontario, individuals may use the washroom of their gender identity, not biology. Despite this protection, transgendered Ontarians continue to experience horrific treatment from some establishments. A recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”), illustrates the ongoing battle Trans persons face. The Case In Lewis v. Sugar Daddys Continue Reading…

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