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Employees in a Union – What Can You Do if Your LTD is Cut Off?

By , September 19, 2017 10:08 am

We are often contacted by unionized employees who have questions about their rights and the obligations of their union. For general information for unionized employees see here. Recently, the Court of Appeal issued an important case that affects unionized employees who are off work because of a disability. The Case Barber v. The Manufacturers Life Continue Reading…

Should you sign that Offer Letter?

By , September 13, 2017 4:04 pm

Have you been asked to sign back a written offer of employment, or sign an employment contract? This offer letter or employment contract has likely been drafted by the company’s lawyer and it likely takes away some of your rights. There is no such thing as a standard offer letter or employment contract. Some companies Continue Reading…

Can my employer ask me to attend an independent medical examination (or IME)?

By , September 8, 2017 10:23 am

We often receive calls from employees who have been asked by their employers to submit to an independent medical examination, or an “IME,” in response to the employee’s request for accommodation. The highest court in Ontario was recently asked to decide whether an employer is within its rights to ask employees to submit to such Continue Reading…

A No Cost Process for Claiming Damages If You Are Fired for Asserting Your Employment Rights

By , August 25, 2017 11:54 am

If you are punished for asking your employer to comply with the Employment Standards Act there is a no-cost complaint process available to you. In particular, you can file a complaint with the Ontario Ministry of Labour and an Employment Standards Officer will investigate your claim at no cost to you. Riverdale Hospitality Inc. v. Continue Reading…

What kind of damages are you entitled to if your employer makes frivolous allegations about you?

By , August 22, 2017 9:12 pm

As we have written before, an employer may generally terminate an employee for any good business reason as long as it provides the employee with adequate notice of termination (or pay in lieu of this notice). Failure to provide adequate notice results in a wrongful dismissal. However, if an employer has ‘just cause’ for the termination, Continue Reading…

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