Increasing Reporting Rates and Preventing Sexual Harassment in Canada

By , November 28, 2014 10:04 am

The prevalence of sexual harassment in Canada has been a hot topic of discussion since the Jian Ghomeshi story broke. There has also been significant analysis on why those who experience sexual harassment do not report it. Missing from this conversation, however, are suggestions on how to reduce harassment and increase the reporting rate. As Continue Reading…

Bill 18: How will the Employment Law Changes Affect You?

By , November 24, 2014 10:41 am

On November 20, 2014, Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 received Royal Assent at the Ontario legislature. On February 20, 2015, several significant changes will take effect that will benefit employees. Some of these include indexing the minimum wage and expanding the definition of a worker under the health and Continue Reading…

Breach of Privacy: Why Spying On Your Ex (or anyone else) Will Cost You

By , November 21, 2014 11:13 am

In 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal established greater protections for privacy.  In the case Jones v. Tsige, the Court established the new tort of intrusion upon seclusion. In that case, an employee of the Bank of Montreal, Tsige, accessed the personal financial records of her ex-husband’s new girlfriend (Jones) on at least 174 occasions. Continue Reading…

Why you Should Have a Lawyer Review your Employment Contract

By , October 22, 2014 12:33 pm

You have been offered a new job. You are excited about it. The offer letter seems fair and you are eager to start the position.  Why should you pay a lawyer to look over this employment contract? Fast forward ten years. Your company is going through restructuring and you are now out of work. What Continue Reading…

Religious Accommodation – Will Your Need be Accommodated?

By , September 29, 2014 2:29 pm

In August, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that she will not grant an exemption to permit Sikh motorcycle riders to wear turbans instead of helmets. The reason for this – safety. This decision is an example of the conflict between religious accommodation and safety. This conflict can occur in the workplace forcing employees to choose Continue Reading…

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