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Keeping Safe At Work

By , April 28, 2016 9:21 am

Today, April 28, is a National Day of Mourning across the country for workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work related incidents. For many of us, we spend the majority of our time at work. Five out of seven days a week are spent working. That’s a lot Continue Reading…

Housing providers reminded of their obligations under Human Rights Code

By , April 19, 2016 8:02 am

Although most human rights cases arise in the context of employment, according to the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”), people also have the right to equal treatment when buying, selling, renting or being evicted from an apartment, house, condominium or commercial property. A recent case from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) Continue Reading…

Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation: Assessing your risk

By , April 18, 2016 8:32 am

We often get calls from employees who are thinking about leaving their employment, have left their employment, or have been terminated, and are considering working for a competitor or starting their own business. They are often concerned about non-competition and non-solicitation clauses contained in their employment contract and whether such clauses are enforceable. Non-Competition Clauses Continue Reading…

Keeping Tips in the Servers’ Pockets – New Protections Under the Employment Standards Act

By , April 12, 2016 11:19 am

For servers, tips generally form a significant part of their income. Pooling tips is a common practice in the restaurant industry whereby a server is required to contribute a certain portion of his or her tips into the “pool”. The tips are then redistributed to other employees. In some cases, the restaurant also takes a cut of those Continue Reading…

Miscarriage as Disability: Rights for Women Who Experience Pregnancy Loss

By , April 6, 2016 8:00 am

A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“the Tribunal”) has reclassified miscarriage from a solely gender-based issue to one of disability. The Decision In Mou v. MHPM Project Leaders, the Respondent requested the Tribunal dismiss the application because Ms. Mou had failed to demonstrate that she had a disability.  Ms. Mou was Continue Reading…

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